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Generation 1 TDI Modification: The Repair is Live!

Remember Dieselgate, the VW TDI scandal? Well the first generation fix is now out for the TDI Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, and Beetles. The TDI fix will include a NoX cat, oxygen sensor, EGR parts, and possibly a DPF. There will be no Ad-blue on the gen 1 TDIs. It would have really been great to know this would have been the TDI fix for the early TDIs.

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Failing VW camshafts

Failing VW camshafts

You guys wanted more TDI content, you got it! Today we are back talking about more failing VW parts. This time we are looking at the camshaft failures on the 1.9 and 2.0 Pumpe Duse engines. This engine was in the Mk4 platform and the B5.5 platform. Failures were much more common on the 1.9l, but that may be pure numbers game.

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

Join me today as we breakdown:

  • What is a Camshaft
  • How does a camshaft work
  • What is “lift and duration”?
  • How TDI camshafts fail
  • Symptoms of a failing VW camshaft
  • How to diagnose a failing VW camshaft
  • Is this a DIY repair?
  • Shout out to Apex-Tuning
  • and more


Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ 1.9 and 2.0 TDI CamShafts” on YouTube.

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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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TDI HPFP FAILUREToday we are talking about more failing Volkswagen parts. This is a failed parts video that took a long time to do. We are looking at how the TDI HPFP or High Pressure Fuel Pumps fail. This has been an issue on the common rail TDI for a while. There is more to it than just mis fueling. Today we take an in-depth look at the HPFP failures common on 2009-2014 Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, and Golf.

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

Join me as we breakdown HPFP:

  • What is a TDI HPFP
  • How does a TDI HPFP fail
    Catastrophic HPFP failures
    Non-Catostrophic HPFP failures
  • Symptoms of TDI HPFP failures.
  • How to diagnose a bad TDI HPFP
  • Can you DIY a TDI High pressure fuel pump?
  • Costs to replace a TDI HPFP
  • Teaser of TDI video with Engineering Explained
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Parts Fail ~ TDI High Pressure Fuel Pumps” on Youtube.

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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.TDI HPFP FAILURE

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Hey everyone! Today on the Automotive Podcast I am taking your questions. This is a show that I really love to do. I love to involve the community in the show. 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!

Sponsor of the DayCRP 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

Join me today as I take your questions on:

  • Why did I become a VW tech?
  • Buying a TSI vs FSI
  • Buying a used 2012 VW TDI
  • Replacing spark plugs
  • Tiguan Transmission service
  • Afterrun coolant pump failure
  • TDI timing belt replacement
  • DieselGeek intake manifold repair
  • and more


Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 119” on YouTube.

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Happy Monday everyone. Today I will be taking your automotive questions. This is one of my favorite shows to do. I love hearing from all of you and helping out with your issues with your car. Also these don’t have to be VW related questions. Send me questions on tools, being a tech, car repair I will do my best to help you out.

Sponsor of the DayCRP 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

Join me as I take your questions on:

  • What really happens during a vehicle software update?
  • Torque wrench vs torque stick vs nothing!
  • TDI manual transmission swap, what transmission to use
  • Do I need to replace my intake manifold runner motor
  • What to do when a shop may be taking advantage of you?
  • Issues with TDI regeneration
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “Viewer Automotive Questions ~ Podcast Episode 114” on YouTube.

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We have talked about the VW scandal a lot lately. It has basically consumed all of my time at work, and on the podcast. But as more information comes out, we can start to look at what the fix for these TDIs will be. Today we are going to look at the 2 repairs that will most likely happen on the 3 generations of TDIs. We have talked about what happened on VW Diesel Scandal AKA DIESELGATE ~ Episode 97 

Join me today as we breakdown:

  • Most of this information is based on the hearing with
    Mr Horn CEO of VWofA
  • Cars with Adblue injection will get software only
  • Cars currently with no Adblue system will get hardware and software
  • What parts are needed to add a diesel exhaust fluid treatment
  • Where these systems may be installed
  • How long the repair may take
  • The lack of time frame
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “What It May Take To Fix The DieselGate TDIs ~ Podcast Episode 104” on YouTube.

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DieselGate

DieselGate The news broke that VW lied about emissions on their 4 cylinder TDI cars across the world. Cars were being put in a different ECM strategy for the test. Here are my thoughts and how it will impact you, me, and others. The great thing about this whole dieselgate thing is, VW admitted that they lied about it, and has promised to make it right. I really hope they stand behind that statement.

DISCLAIMER
I am a dealership employee, NOT a VWofA employee. I do not have access to any top secret information. All of the things I talk about today are public knowledge. They are also only my thoughts. I am not speculating on anything that VW may do to fix this issue. There are a lot of things that could be done, but we just do not know what will happen.

Join me today as we breakdown:

  • What this DieselGate thing is all about
  • How VW may have cheated the emissions test
  • They admitted they did it
  • What they promised to do.
  • How this will impact VW service people
  • How this will impact VW sales people
  • Will they really make it right?
  • What will the Recall on TDIs mean
  • Great forum thread at CleanMPG.com
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “VW Diesel Scandal AKA DIESELGATE ~ Episode 97” on YouTube.

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