Repairing Your Outdoor Power Equipment (Trade)

ISBN-10: 0766814033

ISBN-13: 9780766814035

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jay Webster

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Repairing Your Outdoor Power Equipment is a new resource which shows you how to successfully service and repair your favorite outdoor power equipment, including: lawnmowers and garden tractors, snow throwers, leaf blowers, chain saws, portable pumps, and more! Complete with step-by-step photo sequences, this book will introduce you to the professional failure analysis and servicing techniques you need to keep your equipment in top condition, while highlighting the operation of basic two-stroke and four-stroke engines. Safety precautions and troubleshooting skills are emphasized in every chapter to ensure your success. There's even a full section in Repairing Your Outdoor Power Equipment which allows you to conduct a failure analysis and learn to rebuild a failed engine!
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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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Tools and Tips to Get Started
Safe Work Area
Personal Protective Equipment
Hand Tool Safety
Engine Operation Safety
Basic Hand Tools
Threaded Fasteners
Thread Size and Designation
Fastener Grade Markings
Thread Repair
Nonthreaded Fasteners
Repairing Damaged Internal Threads with a Tap
Engine Identification
Service Information
Service Manuals
The Four-Stroke Engine
Basic Engine Principles
Four-Stroke Cycle
Multiple Cylinder Four-Stroke Engines
Crankcase and Main Bearings
Cylinder and Block
Cylinder Head and Cylinder Head Gasket
Piston Rings
Connecting Rod
Connecting Rod Bearing
Piston Pin
Valve Systems
Valve Spring and Retainer
Valve Rotator
Valve Seat
Valve Guide
Valve Lifter (Tappet), Push Rod, and Rocker Arm
Valve Clearance
The Two-Stroke Engine
Basic Parts and Operation
Port Control
Engine Parts
How Engines Are Sized and Selected
Internal Engine Size Specifications
Horsepower and Torque
Engine Selection
When Things Go Wrong: How To Troubleshoot
Before You Troubleshoot
Troubleshooting Starting Problems
Troubleshooting an Engine That Will Not Start
Troubleshooting Engine Performance Problems
Measuring Engine Compression
Troubleshooting Vibration Problems
Troubleshooting Engine Noises
Troubleshooting Engine Oil Consumption
Troubleshooting Overheating Problems
Removing Carbon from a Cylinder Head (Decarbonizing)
Preventing Things from Going Wrong: How to Do Preventive Maintenance
Reading Maintenance Schedules
Choosing the Correct Engine Oil
Checking and Changing Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil on Dipstick Equipped Engines
Cooling System Maintenance
Crankcase Breather Maintenance
Air Cleaner Maintenance
Fuel Filter Maintenance
Adjusting Valve Clearance
Preparing an Engine for Off-Season Storage
Storage Battery Maintenance
Adjusting Overhead Valve Clearance
Preparing an Engine for Off-Season Storage
How the Ignition System Works
Armature and Coil
Magnet and Coil Operation
Breaker Point-Triggered Magneto
Electronically-Triggered Magneto
Transistor-Triggered Magneto
Capacitor Discharge Ignition
Retrofit Solid State Ignitions
Spark Plug Wires
Spark Plug
Kill (Stop) Switch
Safety Interlocks
Giving Your Engine an Ignition Tune Up
Troubleshooting the Ignition System
Spark Plug Service
Removing and Replacing a Spark Plug
Flywheel, Magnets, Key, and Keyway Service
Breaker Point and Condenser Service
Adjusting Timing
Flywheel Installation and Armature Gap Setting
Using a Paper Gauge to Set the Magneto Armature Gap
How the Fuel System Works
Gasoline and Combustion
Fuel Tanks, Lines, and Fittings
Fuel Filters
Fuel Pumps
The Carburetor
Vacuum Carburetor
Float Carburetor
Diaphragm Carburetor
Suction Feed Diaphragm Carburetor
Automatic Choke
Air Cleaner
Giving Your Engine a Fuel System Tune Up
Troubleshooting the Fuel System
Fuel Tank Service
Fuel Pump Troubleshooting and Service
Carburetor Troubleshooting and Service
Vacuum Carburetor Overhaul
Diaphragm Suction Feed Carburetor Overhaul
Float Carburetor Overhaul
Diaphragm Carburetor Overhaul
Carburetor Adjustment
Typical Procedure for Adjusting a Carburetor
Getting Control of the Governor and Throttle
Manual Throttle Control
Governor Throttle Control
Air Vane Governor
Centrifugal Governor
Flywheel Brake
Governor Troubleshooting and Adjustment
How the Engine's Lubrication, Cooling, and Exhaust Systems Work
Reducing Friction
Four-Stroke Lubricating Systems
Two-Stroke Lubricating Systems
Low Oil Level Alert System
Crankcase Breather
Cooling Systems
Exhaust Systems
Repairing Your Engine's Starting Mechanism
Ball Rewind Starter
Dog Rewind Starter
Ratchet Recoil Starter
Gear Starter
Windup Spring Starter
Compression Release
Rewind Starter Repair
Manual Starter Troubleshooting
Replacing a Starter Spring and Rope
Determining the Cause of Internal Parts Failure
Engine Disassembly
Internal Components Failure Analysis
Disassembling an L-head Valve Assembly with a Valve Spring Compressor
Engine Part Cleaning
Repairing the Engine's Valve System
Inspecting the Valve, Valve Seat, and Guide
Reading an Outside Micrometer
Using a Small-Hole Gauge
Measuring Valve Guides
Servicing Valve Guides
Measuring a Valve and Valve Guide for Wear with a Micrometer and Small-Hole Gauge
Servicing the Valve and Valve Seat
Inspecting the Cylinder Head
Checking Valve Springs
Inspecting the Camshaft and Valve Lifters
Setting Nonadjustable Valve Clearance
Testing the Valve Assembly
Repairing the Crankshaft Assembly
Inspecting the Crankshaft
Inspecting the Connecting Rod
Measuring a Crankshaft for Wear
Inspecting the Connecting Rod Bearing
Measuring a Connecting Rod for Wear
Inspecting the Plain Main Bearing
Repairing Caged Needle, Tapered Roller, and Ball Bearings
Repairing the Piston and Cylinder Assembly
Inspecting the Four-Stroke Cylinder
Using a Telescoping Gauge to Measure a Four-Stroke Cylinder for Wear
Inspecting the Two-Stroke Cylinder
Ridge Removing
Glaze Breaking
Inspecting the Piston
Using a Glaze Breaker to Remove Cylinder Glaze
Measuring Pistons to Determine Wear and Piston-to-Cylinder Clearance
Checking Piston Clearance
Reassembling the Engine
Ordering New Parts
Clean Assembly Area
Installing Valves
Installing Piston on Connecting Rod
Installing Four-Stroke Piston Rings
Installing Two-Stroke Piston Rings
Installing Four-Stroke Crankshaft and Piston Assemblies
Installing Four-Stroke Connecting Rod Cap
Measuring Connecting Rod Oil Clearance with Plastigage
Installing Two-Stroke Piston, Connecting Rod, and Crankshaft
Installing Camshaft and Valve Lifters
Installing Crankcase Cover
Installing Cylinder Head
Final Assembly and Startup
Repairing Your Lawn Mower
Mower Safety
How the Rotary Mower Works
Troubleshooting a Rotary Mower
Rotary Mower Repair
How the Reel Mower Works
Procedure for Removing, Sharpening, Balancing, and Installing a Rotary Lawn Mower Blade
Reel Mower Repair
Self-Propelled Mowers
Inspecting and Replacing a Belt
Replacing a Self-Propelled Mower Drive Belt
Repairing Your Lawn Tractor
Lawn Tractor Safety
How the Tractor Works
Troubleshooting a Tractor
Tractor Repair
Adjusting a Lawn Tractor Brake
Repairing Your Edger
Edger Safety
How the Edger Works
Edger Troubleshooting
Replacing the Blade
Removing and Replacing an Edger Blade
Installing an Edger Belt
Repairing Your Tiller
Tiller Safety
How the Tiller Works
Tiller Troubleshooting
Replacing Tines
Removing and Replacing Tiller Tines
Repairing Your Snow Thrower
Snow Thrower Safety
How the Snow Thrower Works
Two-Stage and Dual Auger Snow Throwers
110-Volt Electric Starting Systems
Snow Thrower Troubleshooting
Skid Shoe Adjustment
Snow Thrower Lubrication
Adjusting Snow Thrower Skid Shoes
Repairing Your Chain Saw
Chain Saw Safety
How the Chain Saw Works
Saw Chain and Guide Bar
Chain Brake
Chain Saw Troubleshooting
Replacing a Saw Chain
Sharpening a Saw Chain
Removing, Replacing, and Tensioning a Chain Saw Chain
Oiler Maintenance and Adjustment
Replacing a Centrifugal Clutch
Repairing Your String Trimmer
String Trimmer Safety
How the String Trimmer Works
Troubleshooting a String Trimmer
Removing and Replacing a String Trimmer Cutting Line
Replacing Cutting Line
Checking Angle Transmission Lubricant
Repairing Your Leaf Blower
Leaf Blower Safety
How the Leaf Blower Works
Leaf Blower Troubleshooting
Replacing the Impeller
Repairing Your Portable Pump
Portable Pump Safety
How the Portable Pump Works
Portable Pump Troubleshooting
Pump Priming
Repairing Your Portable Generator
Portable Generator Safety
How the Portable Generator Works
Throttle Control
Determining Required Generator Output
Portable Generator Troubleshooting
Brush Inspection and Replacement
Testing Receptacles and Circuit Breaker
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