Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 46

Viewer Questions ~ Audio Podcast Episode 46

If you move to VW, you will NEED this oil filter tool. It is the one I use all the time. I LOVE it.

Today on the automotive podcast, I will be taking your questions. To get a question on a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Be sure to put question for Charles in the subject. This is one of my favorite shows to do. I really like to see the things that you guys want to know.

Quick thing about the blog
As you can see, the blog looks VERY different. My good buddy Richard is doing an amazing job retooling the site. That means for a little while, things will be changing. Once we (well Richard really) are done, I will be sure to let you guys know. I am pretty excited. 😀

Join me as I take your questions on:

  • Dealer or Indy show for a VW timing belt replacement
  • Story about diagnosis or lack of diagnosis
  • Problem with generic code readers
  • Cold start issue on a Tiguan
  • Cold start issue on a MK6 TDI
  • Changing brands as a tech
  • Tools you will need to start as a VW tech (See Below)
  • How to ask for the BEST tech at a dealer or Indy shop
  • Bringing a modified car to the dealer ~ video
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Questions ~ Podcast Episode 46” 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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2 replies
  1. Rob
    Rob says:

    Great video once again Charles. As a GM Tech, I have to laugh about your first story about throwing the kitchen sink at a single DTC.

    I’ve had the same scenario come into my bay a few times, and have resolved doing the simple (re-set fuel trims values, re-flash of PCM with updated software), to actually replacing the CAT’s. But, the cat’s were only done after ruling out a long list of other options and performing a back-pressure test.

    Just comes down to the individual Tech, and how much they are focused on fixing the issue, verses pumping up their shop hours.


  2. Dean
    Dean says:

    I’m in the automotive repair industry. I’m actually looking at blogs and podcast for the automotive repair industry to help people with car care explanation. Great explanation on diagnosis to help add value of a qualified technician. I have a thermometer and aspirin in my medicine cabinet but that doesn’t make me a doctor! Owning a code reader doesn’t make a person an automotive technician. People try and save money on the diagnosis and throw parts it. Sadly, so do some techs which ruin our industry. Good stuff on your blog. Keep it up!! Dean


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