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Small Engine Repair Thread

Discussion in 'Auto, Tractor, Motorcycles, Racing, and Mechanics' started by searcher, Oct 24, 2014.



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    Small Engines Q & A Video #93 in HD
    donyboy73



    Published on Mar 23, 2012
    Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.
    Visit my channel for more repair videos; http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Link to starter repair video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaPwOR...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Can I reuse the cylinder in my chainsaw if the piston and rings are scored? 1:00

    2. What's a good aftermarket cylinder kit for my chainsaw? 3:16

    3. Can I add 4 cycle engine oil to the gas in my 2 cycle engine for the break-in period? 6:40

    4. If there is a broken fin on my lawnmower flywheel will that stop it from starting? 7:30

    5. What oil should I use in a pressure washer pump? 8:15

    6. What oil should be used in a pressure washer engine? 9:04

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    HOW-TO - Small Engine Crankshaft Swap
    donyboy73



    Published on Sep 22, 2016
    Ever wonder if you can swap engine crankshafts? Well the answer is yes!
    Watch as I show you how this is easily done!

    USA viewers can buy the Briggs & Stratton Starter Tool Clutch Wrench here;
    https://www.discountonlineparts.com/l...

    For CANADIAN viewers you can buy the
    Briggs & Stratton Starter Tool Clutch Wrench from donyboy73.
    email me at donyboy73@yahoo.com
     
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    How To Convert A 3/4" Crankshaft To 1" On A Small Engine
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    Published on Jan 29, 2015
    In this video I show you how to easily convert a 3/4" crankshaft to a 1" shaft. This is a convenient way to re-power equipment that requires a 1" shaft.
     
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    fixing a craftsman tractor with no compression.
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    Published on May 29, 2017
    mower was overheated so lets fix the damage,
     
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    Memorial Day 2017 Shop Update
    SmallEngineMechanic



    Published on May 28, 2017
    Hello everyone!
    Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day!
    Remember that this is a day to honor those who have given their lives to keep this country safe!

    I also do some rambling about the various projects I have going on.
     
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    HOMEMADE WATER COOLED BRIGGS ENGINE (part 38)
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    Published on Jun 4, 2017
    Working on the Homemade Watercooled Briggs and Stratton Engine
     
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    HOMEMADE WATER COOLED BRIGGS ENGINE (part 39)
    805ROADKING



    Published on Jun 7, 2017
    Working on the Homemade Watercooled Briggs and Stratton Engine
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #94 in HD
    donyboy73



    Published on Mar 30, 2012
    Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.
    Visit my channel for more repair videos; http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. What oil should I use in a Lawnmower? 0:35

    2. Is it necessary to have the small brass washer between the spring and O-ring on Tecumseh adjusting screws? 1:07

    3. Why there may not be a keyway hole in your chainsaw flywheel. 3:35

    4. One reason why your chainsaw may be hard to pull over. 5:00

    5. Are chainsaw crankshaft bearings a replaceable part? 6:47

    6. Link to a video for snowblower storage tips. 8:35
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE47MM...

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    While this is NOT about Small Engine Repairs it IS RELATED.

    I 've got a good Briggs and Stratton Engine. What I need is a USED / New Lawnmower Deck for a PUSH MOWER. The SNAPPER deck has a rusty hole behind the cuttings chute at a point where the brackets for the handle attach to the RIGHT back part of the deck.

    I haven't seen any anywhere CRAIGSLIST, EBAY, AMAZON.

    ANY Ideas from fellow members is GREATLY Appreciated. gb
     
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    You can actually advertise on craigslist for things you are looking for, check out the curb side section (if you haven't already done so), drive through different neighborhoods on junk / trash days for possible curb side trash mowers and you can also stop by local small engine / lawn care equipment repair shops and tell them what you are looking for (ya never know what a repair shop might have laying around.)

    You can also put up notes on supermarket and deli bulletin boards stating what you're looking for.

    Good luck.
     
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    Why A Chainsaw Didn't Run Properly
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    Published on Jun 8, 2017
    Is your chainsaw running erratically and becoming unreliable? You could be experiencing the symptoms and may also have the same problem as the saw in this video!

    Gasket is part #1119 029 2301

    Stihl MS260 top end repair video;;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyV5s...

    Chainsaw leak down test video;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Hvd...

    Help me buy a new camera!
    http://patreon.com/donyboy73

    Follow me on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Donybo...
     
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    Chainsaw Tips for Rebels
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    Published on Jun 16, 2017

    I predict a lot of heat in the comments below. For the record I have no problem with people having their own opinions on chainsaw safety and starting techniques. Do what you gotta do!

    Please watch our other video for the basics of operating a chainsaw. https://youtu.be/kzuijFHquQk
    These are dangerous and fun tools to run.

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    www.ESSENTIALCRAFTSMAN.com
     
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    [DiRestoration] Gas-Powered Hand Drill
    Hand Tool Rescue



    Published on Jun 16, 2017
    Jimmy Diresta sent me this tiny gas-powered hand drill made by Ohlsson and Rice for restoration. It was originally used to tap maple trees for syrup and was called the Drillgine. I believe it's from the 60s or 70s.

    I decided that I didn't want to do an "as new" restoration and wanted to make the drill look like it was one of his tools that he painted white and used every day.

    The drill needed its points cleaned, a new carburetor diaphragm, and a new recoil assembly.

    The small 22 cc engine produces 0.85HP. The carburetor design, in my opinion, is horrible, as the small carburetor parts have a tendency to move around under the diaphragm, causing damage. I believe one of these parts is damaged beyond repair and a new carburetor is VERY difficult to find. Until I find and replace the carburetor, the drill currently runs with less power and for short periods of time. Mucho sadness.

    From what I have read, this is a common problem, and part of the reason these tools were never successful.

    I thank Jimmy immensely for sending me this super cool and unique tool. I really appreciate it. I plan on returning the favour...

    If someone has the parts I need, I would gladly purchase them off you.
     
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    Riding mower engine swap
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    Published on Jun 17, 2017


    I got a call to pick up a couple of free tractors, lets see if we can make one good one out of the two,
     
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    Small Engines Q & A Video #95 in HD
    donyboy73



    Published on Apr 5, 2012
    Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.
    Visit my channel for more repair videos; http://www.youtube.com/user/donyboy73...

    Questions & Tips in this video;

    1. Why does the chain on my chainsaw keep turning even when it's idling? 0:49

    2. What does a scored piston and rings look like? 2:19

    3. Where can I get crankshaft seals and bearings for a chainsaw that parts are no longer available for? 3:20

    4. How do I know which is the Intake and Exhaust valve on my engine? 3:59

    5. How should I store my snowblower if it has a metal fuel tank? 4:34

    6. A common issue why lawnmowers won't start in the spring. 6:11 HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
     
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    Trash Find 1992 Snapper Mower Part 1
    Hank's Small Engine Repair



    Published on Jun 18, 2017
    First vid on the snapper I found didnt need much mechanically.
     
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    Riding mower engine tear down
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    Published on Jun 21, 2017
    it aint fixed until its fixed,
     
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    Fixing A Well Worn Craftsman Mower
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    Published on Jun 25, 2017
    Was a trash find. That noise was caused by the bracket that goes underneath the back of the recoil it was just pushed into and making contact against the recoil assembly. This was fixed after the video was made.
     
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