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50 thoughts on “Twisted t-boned tiguan”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TommyG1814 says:

    VW Farfigneutin

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alouis Schäfer says:

    Volkswagens engineering departments did their job… they figured out that the bolt does not clear the trans pan… they did not feel like redesigning everything… they figured out that dropping the subframe provides the clearance needed… dropping the subframe when disassembling the front suspension is written into the repair manual… everybody went home job done.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Kennedy says:

    The Powertrain Engineers designed a clearance envelope around the motor, and the Body Engineers designed a clearance envelope around the inner body space
    But the two of them did properly compare envelopes. So it is easily dropped in on the assembly line, but you can't work on it.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Markomyt1 says:

    Holy Frijole that spindle bolt was on tight!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Penner says:

    REEEEEE new comment on an old vid so the algorithm boosts the video more! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    Love ya Ray! Keep up the awesome vids

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars littlegp18 says:

    I want your shop's phone ring tone for my cell

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Grabber5.0 says:

    A little disappointed – I thought for a second I would get to see the Snap-On snap off. 🤷‍♂️

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars richard marshall says:

    Aweeee Raymond cussed! Lol family channel remember? Hehe. Happens to the best of us bub

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ramon Garciano says:

    i love this multi part removals. Your vids are great and so consistent. always watchin till the end

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brett Davis says:

    I find mad that big garages in the USA replace customers own parts and second hand part I work for the biggest auto repair company in England and all the big companies here only replace new parts and supplied by us we have small independent garages that do that but not the main street ones even erico South main does it , anyway Ray love the content top man also them them connectors on vag cars ie vw audi seat the trick is push the connector forward then press the tab and pull no tools needed hope that helps from a fellow tech from England

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eileen Heitman says:

    When you said “ oh shit” it reminded me of the many times I get into a supposedly simple repair…..and it goes sideways. I never assume that simple repairs will be simple anymore. Lately fixing stuff around here has been a hassle. Random thoughts from an old do -it-yourselfer. Thanks for taking time to share your skills/experiences Ray. Dave Heitman in Omaha

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars buixote says:

    And if Ray is a very good boy, Santa might bring him. 1/2" breaker bar!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars my surly trucker says:

    Good job well done 👏.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Henry Holiday says:

    The "why" of German engineering….. they dont give a shit…. thats why…. End user is stuck with bad engineering…. there is always that part on a car where its poorly engineered….. however some cars its from bumper to bumper….

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars zyrein 2004 says:

    U do know nicht is Russian not German right? U should be saying nine

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brian watkins says:

    RAY German engineering is the best and you know it VEE AV VAYS OV MAKIN YOU TOK U SVINE

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars E-Nonymouse says:

    Your lucky, the jam nut on tire rods tends to rust weld itself to the metal its touching up north. I got mad at the last one I worked on and used a plasma torch to cut it free. Heat, pb blaster and other methods were not working.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheOnespeedbiker says:

    So we are told never ever use chrome sockets with an impact wrench. While I believe there is an element of truth to that and like it's something like Ray, I approach with caution and only out of necessity of not having the correct socket, still I have also never seen evidence of the catastrophic failure that has been warned about; AAMOF any failure beyond the nut simply not coming off. I have done a pretty good web search of videos, and while I found a few that tried to destroy a chrome socket with an impact wrench, none succeeded. There was one anecdotel story of a person that had their hand wrapped around a chrome socket that disintegrated using an impact wrench, but that sounded pretty dangerous just in principle. Again not a recommendation, but a curiosity nevertheless

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Jacobson says:

    Ray, Tip…with Audi VW connectors…because how latch is designed push connector IN when de-latching before pulling conn body out.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arnold M says:

    I asked my friend dad who works at vw and he said “I vorks at zee german volksvagen factory und zays zee bolts are to keep dumb Florida man mechanics like vu from getding your hands on zier zuberior Hengineered broduct. Arh ! Keep your boor poy hands off zee car und let ein real german mechanic fix it”

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don's Junkmail says:

    Bayling wire was a good idea(makes a good cotter pin too) … they want it el cheapo…

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Anthalone Casto says:

    Lol junkyard quality might be better than what's on it!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! gary newell says:

    snap on tools are the best i can vouch for them as ive got loads of them

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Gingrich says:

    Owner got really lucky. About a year ago, a Corolla tried to eat my F150…front drive-side wheel first. It lost, my truck prevailed. But I did spend the rest of the year restoring my truck. (Insurance totaled it. But it's an heirloom truck, so I bought it back and executed all repairs myself.)

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Wicks says:

    Volts wagon BMW Chevy and a few others use cheap plastics and wiring great video

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Hanson says:

    there is a reason why Volkswagen is known as "Adolfs revenge"

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil H says:

    Not a Volkswagen tech but I believe the purpose of the transmission blocking the bolt is "billable hours".

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars legion2k says:

    3/8" on an axle nut.. are you trolling? lol I sheared a 1/2" trying to get one off.. Went to 3/4" after that. F those things.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars C.G.B. Spender says:

    VW racist lol

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars SuGGoz says:

    Why dosent erupean drive american cars? Cuz we like qulity and cars that can survive our winters.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jos de Koning says:

    'check engine light is on. This is normal for VW' 🙂 🙂

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stgab12 says:

    My man with the picture in picture

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Wilson says:

    You normally use a strut spreader for the damper to hub connection.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Tricarico says:

    Crazy…Just crazy. I'd be cussin' all day long.
    All that work and not yet resolved.
    Kudos for your patience Ray….

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ian berger says:

    No breaker bar??

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cabottaxi says:

    Twisted T- Bone Tiguan. That's on the menu for tonight's dinner.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ELA says:

    Transmission is low on fluid or going out

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars K. And says:

    LOL Engaging safety squint.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chicken Legs says:

    Love the "Reach Around" cam

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Maryjane Eva Diamond says:

    Jam nut on on tie rod locks alignment correct? and that adjustment is toe in and toe out?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Jamison says:

    I think VW does this for payback for losing WWII !!!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eve Connor says:

    Level 3.5

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brickley2 says:

    K D used to make a cheap pair of those pliers

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars brickley2 says:

    Spline drive

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Talon Whitman says:

    I hate triplesquare! I was doing a wheel bearing on a 07 vw passat and needed triple square for the caliper and mounting bolts for the bearing as well. Love watching your videos, I'm a newer mechanic and love learning from your videos and having a good time while I'm at it

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    already bought some and both angry pliers from your link

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stanley koziol says:

    just cut it and turn the new one around

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sandsturm says:

    Thos triple square bolts a called "viel zahn" in german wich literally translates to "many tooth" wich I think is quite fitting if you look et them

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Pavilionis says:

    Loosen bolt enough to use hacksaw on bolt head