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Small Engines Q & A Video #93 in HD
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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
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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;
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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
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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)
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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
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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...

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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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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
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;
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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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[DiRestoration] Gas-Powered Hand Drill
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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
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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
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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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Curb find Craftsman - Will It Start?
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Published on Jul 2, 2017
Picked this one up and brought it out to the shop, didn't do anything to it.
 

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No Start Briggs & Stratton Easy Fix
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Published on Jul 2, 2017
This is a quick video why my mower would not start and the quick fix to get it going. It is not a step by step tutorial but just a quick tip on one of the problems and solutions you may encounter.

These videos are for family friends & anyone who may find them entertaining or useful Some are just for fun others are “DIY” The DIYs are how I got er done not necessarily how professionals may go about it Although you may find some methods useful JoeZ in no way is giving instructions on how you should go about getting er done JoeZ assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video JoeZ always recommends checking owners manual and safe practices when working with engines power tools hand tools lifting tools jack stands electrical equipment blunt instruments chemicals lubricants or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video Due to factors beyond my control no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools equipment or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not JoeZ.

Enjoy & be safe.
 

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abandoned rototiller, can we fix it ?
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Published on Jul 6, 2017
I picked this machine up at a house that was purchased at a forclosure. l paid $5 as is
 

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free pile toro mower, will it run?
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Published on Jul 4, 2017
left for dead mower
 

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Small Engines Q & A Video #96 in HD
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Published on Apr 13, 2012
Welcome to my weekly series where your Small Engine questions are answered.

Visit my channel for more repair videos;
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Questions & Tips in this video;

1. Is it still common to mix my own fuel with oil for 2 cycle engines where I live? 1:29

2. Is it worth replacing a rotted lawnmower deck on a push mower? 2:47

3. Is Is it worth replacing a rotted lawnmower deck on a lawn tractor? 3:35

4. Why does my lawn tractor with a single Briggs and Stratton OHV engine burn so much oil? 5:22

5. The tab on Tecumseh carburetor floats that I often talk about in my videos. 6:40
 

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Stihl Kombi KM131R - TOOL REVIEW
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Published on Jul 6, 2017
Here's a review on the Stihl Kombi KM131R with the String Trimmer and Brushcutter attachments.

See full specs here;
Canadian
http://en.stihl.ca/STIHL-Products/014...
http://en.stihl.ca/STIHL-Products/014...

USA
https://www.stihlusa.com/products/mul...

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