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About ETCG1

ETCG1 checker Logo Broken small 2018 copyI started the ETCG1 channel about a year or so after starting the EricTheCarGuy channel.  I did this for a couple of reasons.  The first is that I needed a place where I could post 'non-repair' videos that related to EricTheCarGuy, it became apparent early on that my audience on EricTheCarGuy were interested in repair videos only so to accommodate them and fill the need for video topics outside of repair ETCG1 was born.  The second reason is that it became apparent that many viewers had questions about becoming professional technicians and they wanted to learn what it was like to work in the field, they also seemed interested in my opinions and experiences that developed while working as a technician.  ETCG1 has become something of a 'soapbox' for me to share these thoughts and ideas and it gives me the opportunity to respond to some of the questions I get about the auto repair industry.  ETCG1 is also a place where you can learn a little more about what it is to be and work as EricTheCarGuy, best job in the world if you asked me.  Why not watch a few videos and let me know what YOU think?
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The EcoCAR3 Challenge

**This is a sponsored video**

In April 2018 I had the privilege of meeting some of the students at Ohio State University who were working on the EcoCAR3 challenge. It was an enlightening experience.

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Direct Injection Proves Fuel Additives Dont Work

Recently I picked up a 2007 Mini Cooper S (R56) with direct injection. While doing other work on the engine, I decided to remove the intake to have a look at the intake valves. I found exactly what I expected, the valves were covered with performance robbing gunk.

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The Take Away My Lift

There have been some comments to my EricTheCarGuy videos lately about me working on a lift. Some of those comments seem not so nice. Some of those comments seem a bit resentful. I get it, believe me, I do.

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A Mechanics Worst Nightmare

For me, the worst thing that can happen as a mechanic is to think you did a good job and find out that you didn’t.

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Mini Series Introduction

I picked up this 2007 Mini Cooper S to fix up and give to my oldest son. Thing is, the insurance was too expensive. New plan. I’m still going to fix this car up and make videos about it, but then I plan to sell it and give the profits to my son.