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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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Is 96 inch pounds a lot of force?

*Quick story: I replace many parts on my 02 Ford Escape but there's still a vacuum leak. Today I spray carb cleaner on lower intake and found where the leak is coming from. I must not have put the ...
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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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