Just did this to my car today

Spamalot
Spamalot

Veeky Forums is this going to hold up?? Mechanic friend told me that it would and I should be just fine

girlDog
girlDog

facebook photo
cant see any metal in that pic that isnt rusted
glad facebook normies are actively trying to kill themselves

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

should have bent it

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

it'll work, right ??

TreeEater
TreeEater

chinese pot metal wood screw

No, OP

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Nah, safety wire. Gotta be professional about this sort of thing.

Lunatick
Lunatick

atleast use a roll pin, or a tapered dowel pin. those chinese screws are brittle as hell.

im responding to a shitpost seriously

Spamalot
Spamalot

OP here, which one should I use?? What do you guys recommend in replacement of the screw

idontknow
idontknow

You should replace your tie rod end, then use the castle nut and cotter pin that it comes with to secure it to the spindle.

Flameblow
Flameblow

I wouldnt trust that over 5mph.

eGremlin
eGremlin

?? It handles it perfectly fine going about 85mph every day. Car gives off a weird rattle but otherwise it's ok

Bidwell
Bidwell

At least use a grade 8 bolt or something. Drywall screws are total shit at shearing forces. That's going to bend and outright snap at some point.

RumChicken
RumChicken

I would just weld it to be on the safe side.

FastChef
FastChef

Veeky Forums is this going to hold up??
You are using a drywall screw. Those are notoriously weak as they have a huge ratio of flange to central shaft. In addition, drywall screws are made of cheap steel which will fatigue on you.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Having steering control of both front wheels is highly overrated.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

reverse image search shows no results

idontknow
idontknow

why wouldn't you at least use like a stainless machine bolt or something
why does a mechanic even have fucking wood screws

Evilember
Evilember

Mechanic friend
He's neither a mechanic nor your friend, OP

Captcha: sold warning

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Used roofing caulk to seal up my windshield. Car no longer leaks!

Spamalot
Spamalot

i dont see the problem should be just like driving a mustang

5mileys
5mileys

A fucking wood screw.

Not even a cotter pin. Fuck this bait thread

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Crown nuts and Cotters pins are fucking cheap, and probably could be gotten from a local autoparts store.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Castle nuts*

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I used clear silicon to do mine. You can't even tell.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

just go to a fucking junkyard and get a castle nut off the same model vehicle and pocket it

probably a bait thread but i worked in a shop for enough years to see people actually think this stupid shit works

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Mechanic friend
That tie rod end takes a lot of torque when you turn the wheel, I wouldn't trust a deck screw.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

fuck off brian

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Your mechanic friend better not come anywhere near my fucking car.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Just put a blob of weld on it.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

its only temporary unless it works

SniperGod
SniperGod

everyone say i need to replace the tire but i just put in on new wheel and fix the slow leak with a small can of fix flat. that was last year

also shit diy mechanic thread?

SniperWish
SniperWish

and pic

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

claims to go 85mph in that deathtrap every day.
Nice bait fren.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

OP again, should I put a blob of weld instead? From reading the comments here it seems like I should use something else more sturdy yet small. Thoughts???

Methshot
Methshot

Who tf is brian?

I admit i went a little over kill and it looks kinda shitty... but considering how much it rains in mobile, i wasnt taking any chances with it.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Just get as much weld in there as you can, should be fine then.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

These black screws are fairly brittle. If you really wanted to use a screw instead of a cotter pin, should've used a non-hardened one.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Screws are different than nails.
Screws dont hold up very well to lateral force, thats why if you try to bend a nail or ping it sideways with a hammer it snaps clean off.
Its also the very reason screws arnt used for framing.

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