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No torque wrench - help needed

I am doing a budget piston rings replacement on my car and I want to tighten the conrods back. The manual says: 13nm+60°+15°. The thing is that I only have a 20-60nm wrench. How tight is that 13nm+60°+...
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Head bolt sequence for 4.3 liter 1995 Chevy 1500

What is the head bolt sequence for a 1995 Chevy truck 4.3 liter engine?
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CBR-600 F3 1998 Ignition Barrel Replacement

my lads CBR-600F3 1998 ignition barrel has got so badly corroded we can't use the existing key. Locksmith has had a look at it and can't do anything. So I am looking to replace the barrel. I've seen ...
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Would using a bolt be sufficient to close any loose battery terminals?

One of my battery terminals was too small and the cars battery clamps do not fit tighlty , a mechanic then placed a bolt inbetween the gap and it tightened, would this work provided the bolt is ...
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Install headache rack when stake pocket is damaged

I've temporarily removed the BackRack headache rack from my 2010 1500 Silverado in order to install a winch onto the rack. The nuts on the side of the rack that hold it into the stake pocket anchors ...
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Advantage of criss-crossed U-bolts

This spare tire trailer mount (Thule) has crisscrossed U-bolts: I would have thought regular U-bolts, arranged vertically, would have been adequate for holding a spare wheel bracket to a trailer ...
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Bolt head type - 12 tip star?

I am changing my van's front seat and I found the bolt in the image. I don't seem to find what kind of head it is, nor what tool should I use for it. Since it has 12 "tips" I'm guessing a ...
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What are the dimensions of the bolt that holds the front door check arm on the Megane 3?

I almost tore off the head of the screw holding the front door limiter on a Renault Megane 3. So I want to buy one for the case, if I have to drill it out. But I look at the websites of spare parts ...
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Bolt torque estimation based on angle and material

Is there a valid generic formula to roughly estimate a bolt's tightening torque similar to the "tighten by hand until seated, tighten XXX degrees more with your wrench"? I have used for many ...
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Nut and bolt terminology. What is the name of the fixing in the image?

What would be the name for the cylindrical item in the image below? I have tried searching for stand-off, collar, riser, (and the frankly ridiculous 'bolt pipe', which throws up some unexpected ...
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Honda Civic 2014 Air Box - What is the type of bolt and socket needed?

I want to remove the Air Box from a Honda Civic EX 2014. What is the bolt type or code? What is the socket do I need?
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What cleaning solvents are appropriate for crank bolts, pulleys and gears?

Have bolts and parts(crank gear, shaft-end, bolts). Which solvents can I use to clean them up a bit? And do I need to lubricate any of these? I have Zylene-based wax, parafin, turpentine, motor oil, ...
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Understanding the process of tightening head bolts properly

In some cars like some Peugeot & Citroen models, there is a specific stage during the process of tightening the head bolts. For example, in Haynes manual of Peugeot 405 it is stated that head ...
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How do I remove this plate holder from the Ecosport? Drill, special tool or?

There are three bolt? -like fasteners. Looking at the photo, notice the three large indentations. Each large indentation has an unusual rivet ? like fastener Look at the close-ups to see the fasteners....
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4.3l V6 chevy head bolt placement for long and short bolts

Putting back together my chevy silverado 2001 4.3l V6 after head gasket replacement and I don't remember where the 2 short bolts go in the head. I find plenty of info on the torque specs and ...
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What is the part number (or equivalent bolt) for a VW New Beetle rear engine mount bolt, and can I use threadlocker on it?

I've got a 2002 VW New Beetle that has a rear engine mount with a bit of a missing bolt problem. The mount in question The missing bolt goes in that middle hole I've searched partsgeek, Amazon, and ...
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When to use threadlocker?

Despite the use of threadlocker being somewhat widespread (e.g. repair videos), I have yet to see a single recommendation to use it in any service manual. Perhaps this is my relative inexperience, but ...
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Tightening sequence for water pump bolts (Peugeot 406 1.8 16V)

I'm curious about the tightening sequence of this water pump. The manual says nothing about it. I have included 2 pictures and assigned numbers to the bolts. What sequence do you recommend for this ...
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How to use a torque wrench when there is no room for it? [duplicate]

In my car, the space between idler and tensioner bearing bolts and the chassis is so limited (as per the following picture) that you can't use a torque wrench. In fact, the torque wrench itself can be ...
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Exhaust manifold studs keep loosening?

Two main problems. Problem 1 is they keep loosening up. Not finger loose but definitely looser than the torque specs when I put them on there. I know you can't use loctite or a lock washer. I've heard ...
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Slightly wet bolts

I was replacing my brake pads and rotors yesterday. While I was in the middle of the job it started to snow. I finished the job while it was still snowing. Later, when it was time to put together ...
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VW MQ200 Gear Selector Shaft Bolt/Nut is Snapped, does the whole gearbox need to be replaced?

The Gearbox is a Volkswagon MQ200 series installed on a Skoda Octavia 2008. I experienced problem with the reverse and 5th gear engagement, so attempted to fix the problem. While tightening the nut/...
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How to open a 7/8" bolt/nut?

I am trying to open a 7/8" bolt/nut from a car strut but it didn't work with my midsize(about 12" long) Dewalt breaker barand I was affraid it would break with more pressure. I tried to find ...
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Finding correct size for thread repair

I need to do thread repair (stripped bolt socket in engine block) and buy a kit. For that I need the measurements for my bolt. My question is, how do I obtain those specs when companies nowadays often ...
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How do I remove this bolt to replace my MAF sensor?

I'm trying to replace the MAF sensor in my Mitsubishi 2003 Lancer ES GLi1.8, and it's bolted into a plastic housing that fits the air filter. The bolts are weird, in that they have a head about 2mm ...
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Sheared Bolt: 95 Integra LS

While attempting to replace the brakepads, the lower bolt that that pins the caliper shield sheared off. What is the preferred method to remove the bolt shaft without damaging bolt receptical? It's ...
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Renault clio snapped bolt removal?

I have a 2002 renault clio. Due to the recent lockdowns I have not been driving anywhere and as a result my battery wasn't in use. I now need to replace the battery so went about removing the old ...
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Honda Accord incompatible brake caliper & bolt

I have a Honda Accord 2004 (https://honda-europe.epc-data.com/accord/2004_6mt/2895/). I bought new front brake calipers for it with brake fluid bolt. Somehow the bolt doesn't fit into the caliper ...
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Different type of E-torx Sockets

Are there different types of E-Torx socket. Today I had to take out a bolt on the engine mount which was a bolt compatible with an E-18. I have both E-18 spanner and E-18 1/2 drive socket. However the ...
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Extremely over tightened pinch bolt, how to remedy?

I was replacing my upper control arms today, however the manual I simply stated "tighten" the bolts (they're meant to be self-locking). So after some googling my car model (Audi B8 A4/A5), I wrongly ...
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How big a difference is a 0.25mm thread pitch on a bolt?

I've ordered 2 new caliper carrier bolts but they won't arrive today as I needed. I've found a high tensile steel bolt of the same length and width but a difference of 0.25mm thread pitch and yes it's ...
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Can I use a nut with slightly different dimensions?

It's a locking nut I need for the outermost wishbone suspension joint. The nut I need is M12, pitch 1.5mm, thickness 16mm, spanner 18mm, quality/grade 10. I have one ordered but it may take some time ...
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Can I replace a lost wishbone nut with any similar sized nut?

On my car the rear wishbone(holds the coil spring) attaches to the axel bushes via a long bolt and on the other side an 18mm nut. I've lost the nut can I replace it with any 18mm nut or does it have ...
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Are these unmarked bolts OK for brake calipers?

I'm replacing some broken bolts in my front Subaru brakes. Specifically these are the 17mm bolts which attach the caliper bracket to the hub / knuckle assembly. The calipers separately attach to those ...
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How to avoid breaking rusty bolts?

Recently I've been dealing with some bolts that broke when I tried to disassemble part of the brakes on my car. Soon I'll also have to do the same service on the other side, and I also need to change ...
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How to removed sunken sheared bolt

I've got a lower fender bolt that sheared off and it seems that the break point is deeper than the surface around it. What sort of options or techniques do I have here? I've historically been ...
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How to Safely Align Lower Strut Bolt on 2001 Outback

Context I'm replacing the rear struts on a 2001 Subaru Outback with pre-assembled "quick" struts. I have both rear wheels up with the rear of the car supported by jackstands on either side. ...
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Courses of action after having started to strip the threading on a bolt

I over-tightened the following bolt on my metering assembly. The bolt now looks like this — you'll notice that it isn't too damaged but I've certainly done some damage. I am tempted to simply order ...
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What type of bolts are suitable for a turbo exhaust housing?

Whilst removing the exhaust housing from my Garrett GT28R turbo, the thread of the bolts sheared off and needs replacing. It's a blackened bolt, so I'm not sure if this has any significance? (heat ...
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2007 Ford Fusion torque spec for torque strut (dogbone)

Can somebody please tell me the torque spec for torque strut mount (dogbone) 15mm bolt for 2007 Ford Fusion 2.3L ?
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Anyone know what key this is for my anti theft wheel bolts?

Does anyone know what type of key this is for my anti wheel theft bolts? It's from a VW Golf Mk5 but I don't know if it's OEM. Has a "H" on the back - no number. Thanks for any help
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Drilling through metal for broken bolt on rear suspension mount using a cobalt bit not working

I have an 01' Cobra and when working on the rear suspension had removed the emergency brake cable mounting bracket and small bolt that is attached to the bottom of the lower control arm. Well the bolt ...
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Grease added to windshield wiper arm by shop

A few months ago my fiance's cars windshield wiper wasn't working, I looked at it and the bolt was loose. I tightened it down and put loctite on it. It recently went into the dealership for an oil ...
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Motorcycle Engine Guards: OEM bolt vs Threaded Rod for engine mounts

I have a similar question to This one however mine is slightly different in that the bolt I need is very long (300mm) I have an Engine guard that has included a threaded rod to replace the primary ...
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What can I do to keep a threaded bolt from falling out of its slot?

I bought a new Chinese bike, 250cc. The bike was delivered in a crate, and the handlebars had to be screwed in by the end user. One of the bolts keeps loosening, and if I forget to tighten it ...
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Turn in which direction to loosen the bolts for engine torque mount?

For a 1997 Lexus ES300, what is the direction to turn the wrench when I want to loosen the bolts for removing the motor mount? The one I'm trying to replace is the one on top that is very accessible ...
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How to prevent nut falling off ring wrench?

I have minimal space to work with on a BMW X3. I am changing the coolant. I am following these instructions: https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e83-x3-2.0d-sav/repair-manuals/17-cooling/17-00-...
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How to take care of bolted joints

My cargo van (Ford E-250 2007, in case it matters) has the brackets of the stabilizer bar (let me abbreviate with "sb") directly bolted to the frame. I have to change the bushings of the sb, and that ...
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Motorcycle engine mounting bolts grade

I need to decide upon a pair of bolts that will be used on my motorcycle to mount a pair of frame sliders. The already present frame sliders are installed with (supposingly???) 10.9 grade M10x1....
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What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?

So, my car has a bad case of the eccentric bolts being rusted solidly into the rear toe arm. Best practice repair is sawzall through the bolt where it goes through the outer bushing, then pop the ...