Two-Stroke Engine Repair and Maintenance 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B002Q69B9C
- Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education; 1st edition (December 1, 2009)
- Publication date : December 1, 2009
- Language: : English
- File size : 4663 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 209 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0071625399
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #483,218 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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After reading this book twice, I walked away with much more than basic 2 stroke maintenance abilities. I would now feel comfortable tackling all but the most complicated of repairs on my 2 stroke equipment. The author, Mr. Dempsey, definitely brings the nature of 2 stroke engines, the technical details and terminology, and much more all within reach for those inclined to work on equipment. While making things like the kinds of tools or techniques a professional would use to diagnose and handle many repairs understandable for laymen, the author also provides a myriad of tips and tricks for identifying, diagnosing, and in some cases actually carrying out an effective repair without spending hundreds of dollars on a tool that you may use once in a lifetime (and he at least makes it clear, while still instructing on how you could do the complicated repair yourself, that there are some things you likely want to take to a professional, as they'll already have the expensive tools or in-depth knowledge necessary to more realistically handle that issue).
Long story short, this book is so good, so readable, and so applicable that in the short time I've had this book I've been able to read it twice, and successfully execute basic maintenance and repairs on my own 2 stroke equipment. Kudos to Mr. Dempsey on writing such a useful book!
The knowledge in this book carries over to any combustion engine. After reading it, I was able to fix my own car, which is a 4-Cycle, so that tells you how well this book is written.
After reading this book, I was also able to determine that my weed wacker was too far gone for repair (pitted and sludged up piston crown and walls, with a non-working ignition system), and get my 4-Cycle lawnmower back to idling normally and reliably.
I recommend it to anyone looking to learn how to fix combustion engines!
Top reviews from other countries
Therefore a book like this is very useful.
The best aspects for me are that it is very general, it explains HOW the parts work, so one is prepared for whatever actual item needs repair. To try to offer a specific-to-model "Haynes" style book would be a lost cause for small cheap 2-strokes. There are hundreds of model types on the market. Even a specific item eg Manufacturer ABC chainsaw model XY123 will be found with various carbs, ignition components etc.
Other good points are the excellent writing style and a sensible & appropriate level of detail.
However it is clear that the American author never expected the book to be read outside the USA, but this matters little.
Recommended reading for people wanting to repair small engines such as strimmer, chainsaws etc.