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Removing bolt by hand without stripping head

Quick question, when trying to remove a stubborn bolt by hand with an hex spanner is it better to apply a constant force, sudden "strikes" or it doesn't matter to avoid stripping it? I ...
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Detailed instructions on how to fashion a straight flute tap from an old bolt using only a file and hacksaw

I have stripped the threading on this bolt and would like to clean and re-tap the bolt hole. I have read that I can use a file or hacksaw to cut some grooves into it like so. I assume I must first ...
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Unable to unscrew stripped bolt in a tight space with no access from behind

I mistakenly stripped the threads in either the bolt hole or the bolt itself and now it just spins freely. And I need to get it out so I can repair the threads. It is the bolt of the rear bumper and I ...
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How to remove EGR valve that’s baked on 2012 Holden Cruze

I have a 2012 Holden/Chevrolet Cruze (2.0L turbo diesel) with a stuck EGR valve. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the EGR valve is on the top of the engine and reasonably easy to access, ...
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Snapped brake caliper bolts - were they damaged before I removed them? (And why?)

Doing front rotors, pads, and wheel bearings on my Subaru recently I had all four of the 17 mm bolts that attach the caliper brackets to the 'knuckles' break off. These snapped off cleanly and felt ...