Small Engines

The heart of outdoor power equipment, learn from our experts important small engine maintenance and repair projects to keep your machinery performing to its potential.

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    What to Know About Lawn Mower Spark Plugs

    Gas-powered lawn mowers need spark plug maintenance. Learn how to change, remove and clean your spark plugs to keep your machines running smoothly.

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    How to Lubricate a Chainsaw With Oil

    Unless you understand both types of chainsaw oil and how to use them, your chainsaw won't work properly for long....

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    8 Most Common Lawn Tractor Repairs

    If you own a lawn tractor, a.k.a. a riding lawn mower, knowing how to make these eight common repairs can...

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    Why Is There Oil On My Spark Plugs?

    Got a two-stroke engine running rough or not at all? Oil could be the problem. If you're wondering why there's...

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    What Are the Signs That a Spark Plug Is Bad?

    Having trouble with an engine that won't start or runs rough? A bad spark plug could be the culprit. Here's...

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    How to Winterize a 2-stroke Outboard Motor

    Get your boat motor ready for winter storage.

    How to Repair Small Engines: Cleaning the Carburetor

    Don't Google "small engine repair near me" the next time your lawnmower sputters. Learn how to do it yourself. Small...

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    10 Things You Should Know About Gasoline

    Do you think premium gas is free of ethanol and the best choice for small engines? Do you ever treat...

    Iridium Spark Plugs for Small Engines

    Get faster, more reliable starts

    Keep Your Automotive Tools at Your Fingertips

    I really like my trusty rolling mechanic’s stool because it saves my knees when I work on cars and small...