The bestselling step-by-step guide to gas engine maintenance and repair - updated for today's do-it-yourselfer The Fourth Edition of Small Gas Engine Repair shows readers how to troubleshoot and repair virtually any type of small gas engine used in garden equipment, chain saws, pumps, and standby generators. Written by a master mechanic, this fully updated new edition provides owners of these tools with cost-saving techniques that enable them to save money by making repairs themselves with parts purchased at competitive prices. Professional mechanics will also find this book valuable in gaining a better understanding of engine theory and how to apply repair procedures to a broad range of makes and models. * Updated with the latest material on small gas engines; purchasing from eBay, Amazon, and other online suppliers; and how to fabricate special tools * Presents the basics of engine theory, helpful facts, specifications, and flow charts in conversational, jargon-free language understandable to beginners and experts alike * Provides clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions to guide readers through simple repairs and troubleshooting techniques * Includes valuable shortcuts, field fixes, and other tricks of the trade gleaned from the author's many years of experience in the field
Paul Dempsey is a master mechanic and the author of more than 30 technical books, including How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines and Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines, both published by McGraw-Hill Education.