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Stripped threads on top mount for shock, is it still usable?

I have an otherwise brand new shock (KYB KG5551 Gas-a-Just Monotube Shock) that I mistakenly torque gunned the old (OEM) nut onto. This stripped all the threads and it no longer accepts the correct ...
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What is cross threading/a cross threaded wheel nut\stud?

What exactly is cross threading, is it a state the threads are in or is it something that people do which causes threads to become in a certain state or both? Please explain what cross threading is. ...
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Is my oil pan drain stripped?

2008 BMW 328i, aluminum oil pan. Changed the oil myself for the first time on this car. When I put everything back together the drain plug is dripping slowly. I go back under the next day to tighten ...
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Stripped header bolt hole. Can I repair w/o taking out the engine?

So I installed new headers onto my 95 mustang GT with a friend who "knew what he was doing" until he stripped one of my manifold bolt holes. I know I can either insert new threads or tap and dye it, ...
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Recovery from stripped starter threads in engine block

I have a 2004 Honda CRV and slightly stripped the the aluminum block threads as I tightened the new starter down for the top bolt. Now when I try to tighten it, it won't "grab" on to the threads and ...
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Fix-A-Thred… Helicoils?

So I bought the m10x1.5 fix a thred kit from advance auto parts today to fix a stripped hole in the subframe that my upper control arm goes into. These bolts are crucial as they’re the only things ...
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Helicoil installed from other side?

I have an aluminium clamp on a bike where the thread has stripped. The steel bolt is okay, but the clamp has very little movement - I can't get a helicoil or drill through one side of the clamp ...
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JB Welding a Stripped Oil Pan

I have a Honda Civic with a stripped aluminum oil pan. Right now the bolt is holding in place alright with a very slow drip, but with the next oil change I will need to make a repair. I would like to ...
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What are the options for repairing threaded bolt hole without drilling

I have a bolt hole in a head that's stripped. The hole takes a M7 bolt, should be tightened to 17NM, and is used to fasten a water pipe onto the head. The bolt just spins when I try to tighten to ...
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Is it possible to know if a screw hole needs to be re-threaded?

Last weekend I was re-assembling my engine, and three holes stripped, is there any way to see if a screw hole needs to be re-threaded before it strips?
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Stripped Thread: Motorcycle Brake Lever Master Cylinder

I was busy re-positioning the brake lever (left-to-right on the handlebar) by loosening the bolts that clamp the brake lever master cylinder onto the handlebar. When I tightened the bolts I noticed ...
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Oil pan worn/ mazda6

Hey guys I went to the dealership and they told me that my oil pan threads are worn. My question: Is this major thing? And is it safe to drive? Because I told them I'm gonna travel to Florida by my ...
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Thread on bolt - what happened?

This is a follow-up question to Seized nut & bolt - difficult to access What happened - or what did I do wrong - for this bolt to lose its thread in this way? Is it simply doing it up too ...
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How to check if bad spark plug threads are causing compression loss

How do you check if your spark plug threads are bad? I would like to know the most non-invasive method of checking this and also the most cheapest way to check this.
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Can metal putty be used to repair stripped threads in aluminum castings?

I've been burnt by stripped threads on a couple of occasions now, so knowing that metal putty could be used to re-tap a brand new thread in aluminum would be reassuring. I recently came across Liqui ...
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What options do I have if I've stripped the threads for my Helicoil repair?

A while back I had repaired a stripped thread on my aluminium timing chain cover with a M6x1.0 Helicoil. This involved: drilling out the damaged thread tapping a slightly larger M8x1.0 internal ...