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Today I will be taking viewer automotive questions. The topics we cover are, car repair, DIYs on cars, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, and anything car related. To ask a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com. Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best so you can avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Sponsor of the Day CRP AUTO CRP deals in a ton of OE automotive parts. They also make the factory DSG fluid for VW. Having them as a sponsor will give us access to more information about fluids than I would ever get from VW. I am really excited to have them as a resource of information. To learn more about the great products they have, check out CRPAutomotive.com 

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Help Support The Show Many of you have asked about supporting the show. For that I thank you. For now, the best things you can do are SHARE THE SHOW, and shop with my links on Amazon. You will not spend any more money that you would normally. Here is the Amazon link ~ Humble Mechanic on Amazon or you can check out some recommended tools I have listed below. Join me as I take your automotive questions on:

  • 0:53 ~ CrewMember Benefits ~ https://goo.gl/7NzPsK
  • 1:36 ~ Why fluid must be at the proper level
  • 3:56 ~ diagnosing timing chain noise
  • 06:55 ~ How many miles until timing belt failure?
  • 10:22 ~ DIY an Ignition switch?
  • DSG Explained
  • 3-N-1 Lock Lube
  • Right angle drill
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 189” on YouTube. As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show, contact me via email, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

Today I will be taking your automotive questions. If you have a question about a car, car repair, DIYs on your car, Volkswagen, mechanic’s tools, or anything car related, ask it up. If you have a car question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)Humblemechanic(DOT)com.  Be sure to put the phrase “Question for Charles” in the subject. That is the best way to avoid the spam monster. If you don’t get your question on this show, email it again just to be sure.

Sponsor of the Day

CRP AUTOCRP deals in a ton of OE automotive parts. They also make the factory DSG fluid for VW. Having them as a sponsor will give us access to more information about fluids than I would ever get from VW. I am really excited to have them as a resource of information. To learn more about the great products they have, check out CRPAutomotive.com

Join me today as I answer your questions on:

  • Performing a VW DSG Service
  • Watching for Transmission fluid leaks
  • What coolant to use in a 1991 GTI
  • What is Engine Coolant?
  • Becoming a VW Master tech
  • Using the proper engine oil
  • How to check a VW or Audi Timing Chain tensioner
  • Can I tune a high mileage car?
  • and more


Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 140” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. Again, if you have a question for a show like this, email me Charles(at)humblemechanic(dot)com with Question for Charles in the subject. Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form!

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TSI timing chain tensioner

Today we are looking at how the timing chain tensioner failed on the 2.0t TSI engine. The most common engine code is CCTA. This 2.0t was used in almost all VW models from 2008 and up. While my shop has not seen a super high failure rate, we have seen a good amount. Unlike many parts, the failure of this chain tensioner can cause catastrophic engine damage. Also a shout out to Apex Tuning. They saved a few of the tensioners for me, so I can do this video for you.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com The article Deutsche Auto Parts wrote about failing timing chain tensioners.

Join me today as we break down:2.0T timing chain tensioner failure

  • How many times the 2.0t TSI Timing chain tensioner has been updated
  • What is a timing chain tensioner
  • How does the timing chain tensioner work
  • How does the 2.0t TSI timing chain fail
  • Symptoms of timing chain failure
  • How to diagnose a timing chain failure
  • Average time to failure
  • Can you DIY the timing chain tensioner
  • SPECIAL TOOL REQUIRED! (yes it is that important
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How The 2.0T TSI Timing Chain Tensioner Fails ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Thanks again to Deutsche Auto Parts for being such a great sponsor.

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