Small Engine Repair projects
How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor
Solve most lawnmower or other small engine starting problems with a simple diagnosis and a carburetor cleaning or rebuilding. It'll only take a…
Iridium Spark Plugs for Small Engines
Start your lawnmower, RV or other small engine faster by replacing the copper spark plug with an iridium-enhanced spark plug. This article…
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Stale Gas Could Be Killing Your Small Engine
Stale gas causes the vast majority of starting problems, which usually lead to a carburetor rebuild or replacement ($100). But if you follow a…
Small Engine Start Up Tips
When a small engine won’t start, the usual suspects are bad gasoline, a corroded or plugged carburetor, or a bad ignition coil.
Snow Blowing Tips
These snow blowing tips explain how to maintain and operate your snowblower for maximum efficiency and safety.
Top ATV and Motorcycle Repairs
A pro explains common repair and maintenance for motorcycles and ATVs that you can do yourself. Save money by replacing CV boots, cleaning and…
Snow Blower Oil Change Tips
Add a permanent oil drain extension tube to your snow blower to simplify oil changes and avoid an oily mess.
Install a New Snow Blower Belt
Snowblower belts start to wear out after 5 to 7 years, and should be replaced. You can save money by doing the job yourself. Here's an overview…
How to Fix a Stuck Throttle
Lawnmower throttle cables can get stuck because of rust and grit, making it difficult to control the mower. Here's how to access and lubricate…
How to Test an Ignition Coil
Learn how testing the ignition coil can be quick and easy using a special ignition system tester. It's inexpensive and works for any small…