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…
Stripped threads can occur for several reasons, but you can learn how to fix stripped threads and reassemble your components quickly and correctly.
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.
Torque is the main force behind securing fasteners. Depending on what grade of fastener you are using, the higher the torque, the better the retention. That isn’t always enough, sometimes … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: Threadlocker Guide
Rusted bolts stink. It doesn’t matter if the car is just a few years old or 50, there will always be rusted or seized nuts and bolts somewhere on the … Continue Reading Know-How Notes: How to Remove a Rusted Bolt
A rusted or corroded bolt can seriously halt your progress on a project. Learn how to remove a seized bolt to simplify your future DIY projects.
When it comes to metric vs. standard bolts, it can be hard to tell the difference. Can you? Take this quiz to see!
Automotive fasteners use two systems of measurement: metric vs. standard. It’s easy to get them confused, but here’s how to tell which one your car uses.
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