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Re: renault rear bolt stripping

Originally Posted by ours2012 View Post
OH thought that was a mechanics trick. with spark plug for cleaning out threads when people had not put the plugs in far enough and the bottom part of the plug hole filled up with carbon
You can use that trick on anything and I have done many times with great success.

You can also do the same to a nut to restore damaged threads on a bolt.

I agree, the bolts look like they have been over tightened at some point with a windy gun...are they the correct size bolts?

I've never in 30 + years used a torque wrench to tighten wheel nuts on a car and I've had so many wheels come loose...well I can't count them...(0)

As my mentor used to say...

"Torque wrenches are for idiots that don't know how tight it should be"


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