Synopses & Reviews
This new book is more than a simple engine repair manual. Designed for the beginner with little or no mechanical experience, Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment 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, 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. With Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment 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. 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.
"Is your yard equipment ready for action? If not, this manual might be the best place to start. Small engine repair and maintenance is well covered here, starting with an introduction to common engine types, with interior systems and components clearly illustrated. Tools needed and safety considerations are carefully detailed, followed by a lengthy troubleshooting chart. A section on annual maintenance is accompanied by large photos and step-by-step instructions; it's followed by basic repairs, which focus on common issues. The book finishes with more difficult repairs that involve interior systems, such as rebuilding or replacing parts. Many of the engine repairs shown are for lawn mowers, though the fixes will easily translate to other yard equipment powered by small gas engines. The progress of the book is wonderful, allowing do-it-yourselfers to go only as far as they are comfortable. The larger instructional photos are a highlight of this title, and the organization is insightful. VERDICT Small-engine repair books are few and far between, so libraries will want this one. A highly recommended read for any home owner." â?? Library Journal
A practical, hands-on guide for repairing and maintaining small gas engines and the things they power: lawnmowers, snowblowers, chain saws, power washers, generators, portable lawn care equipment, and more.