9780760368787

Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment, Updated 2nd Edition A Care & Repair Guide for: Lawn Mowers, Snowblowers & Small Gas-Powered Imple

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  • ISBN13:

    9780760368787

  • ISBN10:

    0760368783

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-09-28
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press

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Summary

This updated edition of the best-selling Small Engines and Power Equipment is more than a simple engine repair manual. Designed for the beginner with little or no mechanical experience, this book is a graphically appealing, step-by-step guide that covers all of the most important engine maintenance and repair skills you'll need to keep your equipment running at peak performance. It also shows exactly how to perform mechanical upkeep and repairs on the most common outdoor power implements.

With new and improved content for today's motorized equipment, this DIY bible includes engine and mechanical repair plus maintenance instruction for all your outdoor power equipment, including lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, power washers, generators, leaf blowers, rototillers, wood splitters, lawn edgers, and weed whips.

With clear how-to photos and detailed diagrams, you'll see exactly what needs to be done. A comprehensive troubleshooting guide helps you define problems and enact solutions. Among the many skills you'll learn are seasonal tune-ups, changing oil, servicing spark plugs, cleaning filters, replacing muffler, servicing the fuel tank, overhauling the carburetor, servicing brakes, inspecting flywheels, replacing the fuel pump, and replacing a rewind cord.

With Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment 2nd Edition in your library, you won't need to haul the lawn mower off to the repair center and wait a few weeks just because a filter is plugged or the old gas needs to be replaced. This is a book every home-owning, weekend warrior should have a copy of.

Author Biography

The Editors of Cool Springs Press have produced the highest quality DIY home improvement books for more than 30 years. In conjunction with the experts at BLACK+DECKER™ they have combined resources to create more than 200 home improvement titles that provide consumers and weekend DIYers with the information they need to get the job done right. Their books have set the standard for do-it-yourself publishing, featuring clear, professional photography and concise step-by-step instructions that get straight to the point. View our full catalog at quartoknows.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/QuartoHomes), Twitter (@quartohomes), or Pinterest (pinterest.com/QuartoHomes).

Table of Contents

Introduction
THINGS THAT MAKE A SMALL ENGINE RUN
• Defining the Small Engine
• Five Basic Small-Engine Systems
• The Compression System
• The 4-Stroke Cycle
• Overhead Valves (OHV): The New Standard
• Fuel System
• Into the Carburetor
• Ignition System
• Lubrication & Cooling System
• Braking System
• Electrical System
• Tools to Keep Your Small Engine Happy
• Safe Small-Engine Servicing
DIAGNOSING & TROUBLESHOOTING
• Learning How to Diagnose a Motor’s Symptoms
EASY BUT IMPORTANT MAINTENANCE
• End-of-Season Maintenance
• Checking & Changing Oil on a 4-Stroke
• Servicing Spark Plugs
• Servicing Air Cleaners
• More Smart Maintenance
BASIC ENGINE REPAIRS
• Basic Repairs
• Removing Debris
• Servicing the Fuel Tank
• Servicing the Fuel Filter
• Servicing the Fuel Pump
• Servicing the Carburetor
• Adjusting the Governor
• Replacing the Rewind
• Inspecting & Changing the Muffler
ADVANCED REPAIRS
• Overhauling Carburetors
• Inspecting the Flywheel & Key
• Replacing the Ignition
• Testing the Electrical System
• Removing Carbon Deposits
• Servicing the Valves
• Servicing the Brake
2-STROKE POWER EQUIPMENT
Index

 

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