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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
At first I was skeptical of my decision to purchase this e-book knowing the problems that I've had in the past trying to get the diagrams bigger so I could see them not the case... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Christopher Tanner
Once the neophyte gets used to the diagrams, it seems to be very clear.Published 29 days ago by Lucky
A useful book with good illustrations and exploded diagrams.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not a good book for repairing your small gas engine. Nice book if you want to learn about how small gas engines work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Russell R. Glerum
Packed with how to info on fixing your small engines , a great starter bookPublished 3 months ago by POP
Just what I needed! Everybody else bought at school and paid $35.Published 3 months 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 4 months ago by JulieBird