Viewer’s Questions ~ Podcast Episode 36

Automotive Podcast

Happy Monday everyone. I hope that no one has a “case of the Mondays”. It shocks me that people don’t get that movie reference these days. 🙂

Today is episode 36 of the Humble Mechanic Podcast. I may have called it episode 35 in the show. On Monday shows, I take your questions about all things automotive. If you would like to submit a question for a show like this, send me an email to Charles (at) humblemechanic (dot) com. Be sure to put QUESTION FOR CHARLES in the subject. I get a ton of emails so be sure to use that in the subject so I an answer your questions.

Join me as I take your questions on:

  • Warming your car up on cold mornings
  • the “snowflake” sign on VWs
  • Modifying VWs
  • How modifying VWs may impact your warranty
  • Why VW uses vacuum pumps for brake boosters
  • Difference in “dealership” oil vs “store bought” oil
  • a 40yr ban on motorsports
  • the worst DIY fixes
  • Diagnosing a bad wheel bearing
  • Engine oil I use in my Passat and why
  • Golf R VS WRX
  • And more

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As always your comments are very much appreciated. Please post them in the comments section below. If you have a question to submit, email me Charles (AT) humblemechanic (DOT) com put QUESTION FOR CHARLES in the subject. If you have an idea for a show, email me, or use the contact me form.

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4 replies
  1. Barry
    Barry says:

    Hey Charles – I know you said that you guys use Pennzoil Synthetic in VW’s at the dealer you work at. My VW dealer uses Pennzoil as well during oil changes. I was going to purchase a bottle to have on hand in case I need to top off the oil up between changes. The problem I am having is that the Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 (which is the weight my dealer uses in my 2.5) at Autozone doesn’t list the VW specifications. I went online and found that they sell a EURO version of this oil that does have the VW specs. Is the Pennzoil “EURO” the same oil that the dealers are getting in bulk?


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