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
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 How to install a Helicoil Insert And Fix Stripped Threads
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
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 Wheel Stud Replacement How-To For Most Vehicles