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Smoke Testing a Plastic Valve Cover with Built In PCV

Published on January 3, 2019 under Video
Smoke Testing a Plastic Valve Cover with Built In PCV
This plastic valve cover has some of the PCV valve built in. Today we take that valve cover apart, look at the pathways of the PCV and oil separator. We also test using a smoke machine to diagnose the failure. This is also a great excuse to play around with my smoke machine LOL VAPE…
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Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 213

Published on November 6, 2017 under Podcast
Viewer Car Questions ~ Podcast Episode 213
Today I will be taking your car related 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…
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How VW A/C Compressors Fail ~ Video

Published on July 28, 2015 under Video
How VW A/C Compressors Fail ~ Video
Today we are back with more failed VW parts. We are right in the middle of a pretty hot summer. With a hot summer comes failing Air Conditioning. One of the most common things we are seeing fail is A/C compressors. We are doing several a week. The most common seem to be on 2.0t…
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How VW Water Pumps Fail ~ Video

Published on June 10, 2015 under Humble Mechanic
How VW Water Pumps Fail ~ Video
Hey everyone. Today we are looking at more Failed Volkswagen Parts. This video is about how VW water pumps fail. We are specifically talking about the water pumps driven by a timing belt. I have done a video about how the CCTA water pumps fail, if you want to check that out. The timing belt…
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RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video

Published on April 9, 2015 under Video
RainEater Wiper Blade Review ~ Video
Wiper blades are one of the most important things on a vehicle. Sadly they are also very often overlooked. Or people opt for the cheap $4 blades that do not last, or do not properly clear the windshield. As a dealer tech, I am very much a fan of factory wiper blades. So when the…
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How VW Keys and Remotes Fail ~ Video

Published on March 31, 2015 under Video
How VW Keys and Remotes Fail ~ Video
Today we are looking at how VW keys fail. Keys become a pretty hot button issue. They don't fail all that much, but when they do it can be a real hassle. I also wrote a blog post years ago talking about the keys and why they cost so much. You can check that out…
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How The VW Clock Spring Fails ~ Video

Published on February 10, 2015 under Video
How The VW Clock Spring Fails ~ Video
Happy Tuesday everyone. Today we are taking a look at how VW clock springs fail. I actually did a video a LONG time ago about how clock springs work. Today, we take a deeper look at the failure of this part. The clock spring is the key to connecting the electronics in the steering wheel…
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