There comes a time for every DIYer to face the challenge of removing a bolt that has been treated with red high–strength threadlocker. When the factory absolutely does not want … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How to Remove Red Threadlocker
You are just about finished with your most recent maintenance project, one more bolt to tighten and…. dang it, wouldn’t you know the threads just blew out in the cylinder … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How to install a Helicoil Insert
Fasteners are complicated, particularly screws. There many variations for screws, so many that it can be hard to figure out what you need, even with the old one in your … Continue Reading A Guide To Common Screws Found Around The Garage
Just a bit tighter and that should do it….. annnnnnd now it is stripped. Great, that’s not a good situation. You just stripped out a hole in a bracket that … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How To Repair Damaged Threads
Hey there everyone, step right up to the never ending bin of automotive fasteners! This magical bin is filled with every nut, bolt, washer, or screw you could ever possibly … Continue Reading Common Automotive Fasteners Guide
We have all had it happen. You are turning a wrench and then BAM, the head of the bolt rounds off, the wrench slips, and you bust your knuckles on the edge of something sharp. It never fails; there is always a sharp edge next to a rounded bolt waiting for your tender knuckles. Here are some tips and tricks to removing rounded-off bolts…
Removing rusted nuts and bolts can quickly go from minor annoyance to major disaster.
Sweat is beading up on your forehead, the mid-day sun blistering the skin on the back of your neck and a blast of 80-mile an hour wind about knocks you … Continue Reading Dealing With A Broken Wheel Stud