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Old February 24th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Slightly swelled alloy lug nuts that don't want to come out of the socket. : Get a set of RRC nuts. They are solid, no cap

Every #3 philips on the truck. : Those arent Philips, they are Pozidrive. Still can be a pain, but using an actual Pozidriver will help.

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On 3 trucks with the same crappy designed lugs that's a lot of dosh, but I get your point. On the 90 I got a better idea, ditch the alloys and use proper nut style steel wheel lugs instead. Just not done it yet. Too busy swearing at the lugs I eventually intend to beat the crap out of with a sledge or something before trashing them (except the currently good ones that I will keep as spares for the other trucks).

Yes they're Pozi I know but it doesn't matter what they are if you are too lazy and forgetful to buy a #3 driver after this many years of cussing at them when you're not at the tool store remembering to buy the cheap ass bit you need and trying to use the same #2 Stubby you end up using every time. Used to use an impact driver I had with a #3 bit, but haven't seen that in a while so the #2 stubby is back in play.

Guess that says more about ME than the fastners though....
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Old February 25th, 2012, 08:27 PM
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The ones you have to line up (and can't see worth a crap) really suck - like the two on the rotors - can never seem to line those things up! How about the one on top of the starter?
Josh, buy a tapered punch and use it to line up the holes (usually the lower ones are easier to use the punch) and thread in your other bolt. I have never had any problems getting caliper bolts in using this trick.
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My most hated bolt is the last one of any job I'm working on. Without fail it always gives me a problem.
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The ones going into the cross member from the nas bumper suck. Heck yeah I hate the ones that go into the crossmember to hold the NAS step bumper on as they twist off into the frame and the one the dreaded 94 upper swing away carrier nut - it is just hard to get to.

OOOOo.....any of the bolts, nuts screws on an MG midget!!!!
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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Oh yeah the ignition switch screws are terrible. But my favorite is the adjustment nut in the clutch master cyl.... SO much fun!
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I'm adding the front output flange nuts on the RRC transfer case to the list. With the exhaust pipe in the way you can't get more than a twelfth of a turn on them, and that's with winkling the box wrench in there for each little bit of twist.
I dared not take out the y pipe cuz we all know what that gets us.
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Oh yeah the ignition switch screws are terrible. But my favorite is the adjustment nut in the clutch master cyl.... SO much fun!
and the brake plunger adjustment as well!
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I have a pretty good size drawer in the tool box that is all wrenches that have been cut, modified and otherwise bastardised to get at the long list of fasteners that are out to make me crazy.
I use a lot of acetylene and put out a lot of fires. Some customers like to hang out and watch......I try to discourage it.
I use a lot of 1/16 x 5 1/2 cutting wheels on an unguarded 3 inch grinder. Time is money and I never waste a minute trying to get some things undone.
That said I think the worst bolts sometimes have much to do with the locale they are being attacked in. The top bolt on a V8 starter is much worse on your back in a wet parking lot than it is standing under a lift.
Close seconds are "left overs"......like the 12 point front caliper bolts that someone has stripped the heads off using the wrong socket. Turns a simple brake job into an all day affair.
Then there are the heavily modified.... with no room for mechanic never mind tools. Doing anything to Dave Marchands 90 leaves ones forearms looking like you've been doing a really sad job of attempted suicide
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