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As all metric threads appear to have the same angle, is a metric thread file universal?

I'm doing the top mounts on a 1997 Mk3 Golf 1.6 GLI (101HP) at the moment. The car is equipped with Koni sport suspension and is using Mk2 spring caps. I'm replacing the Mk3 top mounts with Mk2 ...
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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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What types of thread-locking Loctite do I need to be aware of as an automotive DIY-er?

I am very confused when it comes to distinguishing between the different grades of red and blue Loctite. Are the different grades of Loctite intended for different torque ratings? Which Loctite(s) is/...
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Head studs' threads larger length: problematic issue?

As I'm getting ready to (finally!) re-assemble this old engine (Skoda Estelle/120 '70s, RWD, rear mounted engine), I needed/wanted to change a few studs, but basically all of the head studs are ...
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Drilling a new hole and putting threads in it for a bolt to screw in

Hi everyone (noob alert)- I need to put a threaded bolt into a fresh new hole I have drilled into a piece of metal but how do I put in threads which match this particular bolt? Thanks
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Honda Accord Head Bolt

I repaired one of the holes for a head bolt on my 97 Honda Accord using a time sert insert. When I put the head back on I was only able to tighten it to 63 ft-lbs. I could tell it wasn't going to ...
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Does Loctite 270 wick?

I have a bottle of Loctite 270, which looks like it's a green threadlocker. According to this post green Loctites can wick into the threads of pre-assembled components. An example of this is Loctite ...
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How to replace a broken knob in my old trailer

This knob in an old trailer of mind broke off. Is it possible to replace it? I'm curious if the aluminum "thread" that inserts into the knob has a name or standard. You can see what I mean in the ...
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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 ...