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Just for a fun read if you have tool tips post them here to help out others.

I'll start with these

-stripped Allen bolts
If you have stripped Allen bolts you can usually sort it out by getting an old torx bit.

Take an old torx bit that fits a bit snug and ram it in with a hammer, most times you can still get it out this way

-worn metric hex bolts or worn metric keys

I've saved myself so many times by using inches when a bolt wouldn't come loose.
Use an inch hex key for sizes like
3/8 10mm
1/2 13mm
5/8 16mm
7/8 22mm
15/16 large 24mm
These are justout of the top of my head
 

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Another one I just thought of.

When buying tools for car maintenance don't ever buy the soft inlay grips.
Soft grips will usually dissolve with fuel and oil.
Eventually you will have sticky greasy grips untill they finally fall off.

I learned this the hard way
 

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It's butyl rubber IIRC. No bueno.

Best tool tip:

Always use the right tool from the beginning and you won't need to jury rig it lol.
 

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Best tool tip:

Always use the right tool from the beginning and you won't need to jury rig it lol.
True that, but it's good to know how to jury rig if all else fails.
I have a fellow mechanic at work who's 70 years old and knows a fix for everything.
He's retiring In 4 months and i am trying to cram everything he knows in by that time.
 
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