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Doing unboxing videos is not something I imagined I would ever take on. But it has become a once month fun video to do. The folks at PetrolBox have become friends of the show. So much so that August’s PetrolBox includes something I am super excited about. What is that something? Well you will just have to watch the video and see. Also remember that PetrolBox supports the CrewMembers. All CrewMembers get a great discount on any subscription.

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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.

Trouble viewing? Watch “UnBoxing August’s PetrolBox®” 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:

UnBoxing February PetrolBox®

Today I am doing something a little different. We are unboxing February’s PetrolBox. PetrolBox is a monthly car subscription box made by car enthusiasts. When you sign up for PetrolBox, you will receive package each month filled with different car stuff. This is my third month of PetrolBox. I have go tools, t-shirts, air fresheners and even really cool socks. I have to say it’s more fun to get them now, than as a kid on Christmas. Also the folks at PetrolBox are CrewMember supporters. 

Become A CrewMember If you like this show. If you get value out of the videos and content that I put out, consider supporting the show by becoming a CrewMember. You will get discounts you can’t get anywhere else, exclusive videos from me, and VW/Audi training manuals. Between the discounts and the training manuals, the CrewMembership can easily pay for itself. Become a CrewMember today

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. Having trouble viewing? Watch “UnBoxing February PetrolBox®”  on YouTube. As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below.Also if you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Also if you like the videos I produce for you, please consider joining the CrewMembership. There you will get exclusive videos, amazing discounts, and access to my training manuals. Don’t forget to follow me at:

NOCO GB70Today we are going to be check out the NOCO GB70 Genius Booster. This is a small booster pack to help jump start cars. I have used several jump packs to jump start cars. This is quite a bit different than a standard jump box. It can also do more than a plan jump box will do. How does this one measure up? Will it actually jump start a car? Should you spend your hard earned money on this jump start pack? You will have to watch to find out.

Join me as we review the NOCO GB70

  • Buy the Noco GB70 on Amazon
  • What’s included with the GB70
  • Specs for the GB70
  • LED light
  • Things I like about the GB70
  • Things I don’t like about the GB70
  • Is this for the average consumer?
  • Do I like this as a technician?
  • and more


Trouble viewing? Watch “NOCO Genius Boost HD GB70 Jump Starter ~ Review” on YouTube.

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Coast Hp3rToday we are checking out the Coast HP3R Rechargeable Focusing Pen Light. As many of you know I am a flashlight snob. Having a good quality light is a vital part of being a mechanic. In addition to that, I carry a flashlight everywhere I go. I asked the folks at Coast if they had a great quality rechargeable pen light, and the HP3R is the light they recommended.

I have been using the HP3R as my daily light for about 3 months. I feel like I really put the light through hell for this review. The big question is, will it replace my Streetlight Stylus Pro as a daily light?

Join me today as we breakdown the HP3R:

  • What is included with the HP3R
  • Specs of the Hp3r ~ More about the Hp3R from Coast.
  • Lighting test and demo
  • Pros of the Hp3R
  • Cons of the Hp3r
  • Why the light in the video looks brand new
  • Buy the HP3r on Amazon.
  • Non-Rechargeable HP3 LED (only about $23)
  • It may be cheaper, but buyer beware
  • Final thoughts
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Coast HP3R Rechargeable Pen Light ~ Review” on YouTube.

More on the Coast HP3R
The Coast HP3R comes with all the cables you will need including, a USB cable, a wall charger, and a 12v outlet charger for your car. This is a well designed, and well built light. The HP3R is incredibly bright, has a focusable beam, and is rechargeable.

ProsCoast HP3R

  • insane bright for the size
  • 2 brightness settings
  • easy press button
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Run on lithium or AAA batteries

Cons

  • Pocket clip sits high on light
  • Can not charge battery pack out of light.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. If there is a tool you would like to see reviewed, or you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

Dash Cam ReviewIn many parts of the world, dash cams are a must. Here in the US, scam artists are not as common, but dash cams still have a great value. Today we are going to be looking at and reviewing the VanTrue Ondash R2 Car Dash Cam. Using a dash camera to catch scam artists is only one use. We also use them for car shows, auto and rally cross races, or even scenic drives. I will be adding this camera as part of the Podcast videos I shoot in the car.

Join me as we break down the OnDash R2:

  • What is in the box
  • Camera features
    ~Different recording modes
    ~2.7in LCD screen
    ~170* wide view
    ~Support up to 64g micro SD
    ~Park mode setting
    ~Built in mic
    ~Option to add GPS
  • Pros
  • Cons
  • Video quality test (day and night)
  • Audio quality
  • More Amazon reviews
  • Buy the OnDash R2
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “DashCam Review ~ VanTrue Ondash R2” on YouTube.

More on the OnDash R2 Dash Cam
The OnDash R2 comes with all the cables you will need including a 12v cable, a USB cable, and a HDMI cable. You also have a bunch of different video settings to choose from including recording in 2k video. For the review I used the full HD setting. The on board mic is pretty good. I would not record a podcast with it, but for most folks it will be prefect.

Pros

  • Small in size
  • Lot of recording options
  • Built in mic
  • 18m warranty

Cons

  • Needs an SD card
  • Menu navigation and buttons are a little tricky. (slight learning curve)
  • Mount is a proprietary mount,  I could not find a place to buy separately.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. If there is a tool you would like to see reviewed, or you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:

Today you are joining me in the 2015 Tiguan for a short term review. This was a little bit of a tough review for me to do. There is a lot I like about the Tiguan. There is also a lot I want to like about the Tiguan, but just can’t seem to. I will keep doing Tiguan review updates through out the lease period. And for those of you that say I am a blind VW fan, this review will change your mind.

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Join me in the Tiguan as we discuss:

  • Current miles on the Tiguan
  • Average MPG I am seeing
  • Things that I really like about the Tiguan
  • Things that I am neutral on in the Tiguan
  • Things I don’t like about the Tiguan
  • One deal breaker for owning a 2015 Tiguan
  • Why most of it does’t matter
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “2015 Tiguan Short Term Review ~ Podcast Episode 84” on YouTube.2015 VW Tiguan S Review

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Aluminium VR6 housing

Today we are going to be checking out the Eurowise aluminium thermostat housing for AAA VR6. Eurowise has become the go to place for VR6 goodies. And specifically VR6 swaps into MK1 cars. I used their kit on my Cabby. I also did a review of their “MK1 VR6 Engine Swap Kit” I was really excited to check out this thermostat housing. It does a great job of fixing a common VW coolant leak issue.

About Eurowise
They are located in Charlotte, NC and specialize in maintenance, repair, and modifying all European cars. I had the pleasure to meet a lot of the guys down there. I can tell you they are awesome! Check them out:

Join me today as we break down:

  • About the Eurowise Aluminium Thermostat housing
  • What is in the box
  • Add on goodies
  • Finishing options from Eurowise
  • Likes
  • Dislikes
  • AAA VR6 Thermostat housing.
  • Learn more about the VR6 Engine.

Trouble Viewing? Watch “Eurowise VR6 Thermostat Housing Review ~ Video” on YouTube.

 

As always, post your comments below. If you have a tool or product you would like for me to review, use the contact me form. Or email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com, and put TOOL REVIEW in the subject. Thanks to Mike and all the boys from Eurowise for being such a great part of the community.Aluminium VR6 thermostat housing

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