Since their invention, cross-threaded nuts and bolts have been the bane of mechanics’ workdays. Here’s an examination of what they are and why they happen.
Routine oil changes are an essential part of keeping your engine happy and healthy. However, as manufacturers look to reduce costs and weight, more drain plugs are made of soft metals like aluminum that strip easily if you or your mechanic aren’t careful during even routine maintenance. A stripped oil drain plug can lead to major…
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
When it comes to repairing broken parts that are hard to find, expensive, or just need a minor fix, JB Weld is the go-to epoxy of choice. What started out … Continue Reading JB Weld Buyer’s Guide
JB Weld has tons of products available for specific types of repairs, but the generic epoxies – JB Weld and JB Weld KwikWeld are the main types. This particular article … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How To Use JB Weld KwikWeld
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