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Small Gas Engine Repair Paperback – April 17, 2008
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It cleared up all the mystery and was well worth the price. I had 2 string trimmers/edgers not running at all and my 10 yr old lawnmower was running poorly to say the least. With this reference and the cost of a few carb rebuild kits I found on EBAY for $5 ea (with free shipping) a few new spark plugs and a can of carb cleaner I was able to get each of these pieces of equipment running at least as good as new. Next I'll do my Stihl chain saw since its 30 yrs old and has never been serviced!
Aside from the cost of this book I spent appx $30 dollars in parts and probably saved myself at least $100-150 this season. I'll never have to have another small engine professionally serviced again and I can even help some of my friends as I live in Florida and it seems all we do around here is yard work.
I highly recommend the book and would say anyone with a few very basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches and a work bench) will probably never have to worry if the mower, chainsaw, weed whacker, etc will start and run consistently ever again.
My wife decided that I needed another hobby and stongly suggested I learn to fix things that are driven by gasoline engines. So with her encouragement, my quest has begun. I have made some progress, I will admit to that, but I can still be classified as clueless. I will also state right here that I have not yet given up!
Enter this book. I admit right here that I checked it out of the library and did not buy it and thank goodness I did not! Remember, I am a mechanical idiot. To be quite frank this book was way, way over my head right from page one. Chapter one is entitled "Basics." The first few sentences under the first subject "Four-cycle engines," reads "Figure 1-1 illustrates the internal components that make up a four-cycle engine. The example shown has a horizontal crankshaft, side valves, and splash lubrication.Read more ›
When you get the Dempsy book, read the Preface. It is not your usual small engine repair person that quotes from Voltaire's Candide to make a case for keeping your small engines out of the landfill in in good working condition so you can use them to garden.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just what I needed! Everybody else bought at school and paid $35.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Good info but NOT necessarily for a beginner like me who didn't even know what a carburetor was. Oh boy! I'm sure it will be more useful once I read some other beginner books.Published 1 month ago by JulieBird
This book met all my expectations in what I was looking for in small gas engine book repairs. Very easy to understand.Published 4 months ago by Judy Bass-Vasquez
I would have liked for it to have included more information about compression testing, especially what the normal cylinder pressure readings should be. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John
This book must have been written twenty years ago lot of hand type drawingsPublished 7 months ago by Bigal
Book was easy to use. I have never done small engine repair but this book has a step by step guide and was easy to navigate. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anthony Osimbo