The Third Edition of Small Gas Engine Repair shows you how to troubleshoot and repair virtually any type of small gas engine used in garden equipment, chain saws, pumps, and standby generators. Completely revised and updated and offering a step-by-step approach, this bestseller covers all you need to know to repair and maintain a small gas engine and get professional results while saving money.
This in-depth guide by master mechanic Paul Dempsey includes the latest in small engine technology and gives you up-to-date information on overhead valve and overhead cam engines, carburetion advances, digital ignition systems, and more. Dempsey explains how to troubleshoot and repair both two- and four-cycle engines. The author also reveals the shortcuts, field fixes, and other tricks of the trade that only working mechanics know. In this Third Edition you'll find:New information on float-type and diaphragm carburetors The latest ignition systems, together with advances in pollution-control devices More than 50% new material added
INSIDE THIS GAS ENGINE REPAIR GUIDE:Basics • Troubleshooting • Ignition Systems • Fuel System • Rewind Starters • Electrical System • Engine Mechanical[not a major section; addressed only briefly in this book]
This complete and practical guide shows you, step by step, how to choose the best generator for your needs, safely and properly install it, and handle troubleshooting and maintenance. Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair covers a wide variety of models, including those from the most popular manufacturers--Briggs and Stratton, Coleman, and Honda. Nearly 150 photos and diagrams help you to identify the various electrical components. This hands-on resource also describes the tools you'll need and provides sources for additional information and discount parts.
Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair explains:How to decipher the technical terminology used in generator manuals Different types of fuels--gasoline, propane, natural gas, and diesel How to evaluate a generator's quality Essential features, including instrumentation, protection from electroshock, and large pneumatic tires for mobility How to safely connect generator output to home or office circuits Portable generator support requirements, including proper fuel storage and an inventory of parts, such as oil and air filters Emergency fixes Generator troubleshooting and repair procedures Engine overhaul
Do you spend more time trying to start your weed trimmer than you do enjoying your backyard? With this how-to guide, you can win the battle with the temperamental two-stroke engine.
Written by long-time mechanic and bestselling author Paul Dempsey, Two-Stroke Engine Repair & Maintenance shows you how to fix the engines that power garden equipment, construction tools, portable pumps, mopeds, generators, trolling motors, and more. Detailed drawings, schematics, and photographs along with step-by-step instructions make it easy to get the job done quickly. Save time and money when you learn how to:Troubleshoot the engine to determine the source of the problem Repair magnetos and solid-state systems--both analog and digital ignition modules Adjust and repair float-type, diaphragm, and variable venturi carburetors Fabricate a crankcase pressure tester Fix rewind starters of all types Overhaul engines--replace crankshaft seals, main bearings, pistons, and rings Work with centrifugal clutches, V-belts, chains, and torque converters
The Fourth Edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines presents the latest advances in diesel technology. Comprehensive and practical, this revised classic equips you with all of the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to keep diesel engines running in top condition.
Written by master mechanic and bestselling author Paul Dempsey, this hands-on resource covers new engine technology, electronic engine management, biodiesel fuels, and emissions controls. The book also contains cutting-edge information on diagnostics...fuel systems...mechanical and electronic governors...cylinder heads and valves...engine mechanics...turbochargers...electrical basics...starters and generators...cooling systems...exhaust aftertreatment...and more. Packed with over 350 drawings, schematics, and photographs, the updated Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines features:New material on biodiesel and straight vegetable oil fuels Intensive reviews of troubleshooting procedures New engine repair procedures and tools State-of-the-art turbocharger techniques A comprehensive new chapter on troubleshooting and repairing electronic engine management systems A new chapter on the worldwide drive for greener, more environmentally friendly diesels
Get Everything You Need to Solve Diesel Problems Quickly and Easily• Rudolf Diesel • Diesel Basics • Engine Installation • Fuel Systems • Electronic Engine Management Systems • Cylinder Heads and Valves • Engine Mechanics • Turbochargers • Electrical Fundamentals • Starting and Generating Systems • Cooling Systems • Greener Diesels
Fully updated to reflect the latest technologies, this best-selling guide shows how to troubleshoot and repair the engines found in household devices—including lawnmowers, garden tractors, portable generators, and handheld tools. Written by a master mechanic, Small Gas Engine Repair, Fourth Edition, provides easy-to-follow, fully illustrated instructions for complicated diagnostic and repair procedures. The book suggests money-saving alternatives to expensive factory tools and overpriced replacement parts. You will gain access to valuable Internet resources as well as shortcuts, field fixes, and other tricks of the trade that working mechanics use on the job.
You’ll find coverage of:
• Ignition and related systems
• Fuel systems
• Rewind starters
• Electrical systems
• Engine mechanical
• Two- and four-cycle engines
• Diaphragm carburetors
• Electronic fuel injection
• And much more
Thoroughly revised to cover the latest advances, this resource equips you with the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to keep diesel engines running smoothly and in top condition. The book offers comprehensive and practical coverage of diesel technology and clearly explains new diesel/hydrogen and diesel/methane engines.
Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines, Fifth Edition covers new engine technology, electronic engine management, biodiesel fuels, and emissions controls. This new edition contains cutting-edge information on recent developments, including turbocharging and changes in the composition of conventional fuel. You will find out how to successfully carry out repairs and get professional results while saving money.
•Covers a broad range of diesel engine makes and models•Features helpful facts, specifications, and flow charts •Written by a master mechanic and bestselling author
People can live without SUVs, jet travel, and numerous other luxuries. But no life, human or otherwise, can survive without our most precious natural resource: water.
Do-it-Yourself Sustainable Water Projects offers a basis for understanding the importance of conserving water, explains how the lack of it affects different regions around the world, and provides practical information on how to collect, store, purify, and drill for this magical substance.
In this easy-to-follow guide, master mechanic Paul Dempsey provides costeffective ways we can reduce or eliminate our dependence on public water supplies. Everything you need to know to create 10 inexpensive water projects is here -- from collecting rainwater and air conditioner condensate to properly drilling and constructing pump systems. These projects are accompanied by step-by-step instructions, drawings, photos, and even sources for inexpensive parts -- so you can do it yourself.
Whether you're interested in becoming knowledgeable about insufficient global water supplies or you just want to conserve water -- from creating a composting toilet to building a rainwater harvesting system -- this book is an effective way to help save our most critical resource.
Do-it-Yourself Sustainable Water Projects includes information on:10 inexpensive water projects How to adjust behavior to conserve water List of resources including web sites, published texts, and vendors Calculating your "water footprint" Pumps and related components Easy-to-follow ways to drill for water Getting water from air "Water vulnerability"
Turn to the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines for expert guidance on completing any Briggs & Stratton maintenance and repair job quickly and easily. This money-saving resource now includes the latest information on overhead valves (OHV), carburetion advances, new muffler designs, and cutting-edge alternators.
Filled with proven techniques for fixing both brand-new and older model Briggs & Stratton engines, the Fourth Edition of this hands-on reference covers everything from ignition, fuel, and charging systems...to starters and engine mechanics. You will find step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting and repairing magnetos...carburetors... governors...alternators...main bearings...flywheels...coils...fuel pumps ...air filters...rewind and electric starters...and connecting rods. Using more than 190 detailed illustrations, the Fourth Edition of How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines features:All the expertise needed to perform maintenance and repair jobs on any Briggs & Stratton engine Comprehensive guidance on state-of-the-art small-engine technology New to this edition: updated material on overhead valve design (OHV); new coverage of Flo-Jet suction lift carburetion; and new information on alternators, torque limits, and bolt tightening sequences
Inside this Updated Briggs & Stratton Repair Kit • Introduction • The Product Range • Troubleshooting • Ignition Systems • The Fuel System • Starters • Charging Systems • Engine Mechanics • The Overhead Valve Revolution
This comprehensive book begins by exploring the strategy, tactics, and egos of the major airline robber barons, including Frank Lorenzo and Carl Icahn. In separate chapters, the strengths, weaknesses, and corporate cultures of each of the major airlines are evaluated. Part Two assesses the political, economic, and social justifications for New Deal regulation of aviation, and its deregulation in the late 1970s. Part Three then addresses the major consequences of deregulation in chapters on concentration, pricing, service, and safety, and Part Four advances a legislative agenda for solving the problems that have emerged. Professors Dempsey and Goetz advocate a middle course of responsible government supervision between the dead hand of regulation of the 1930s and the contemporary evil of market Darwinism. The book will be of particular interest to airline and airport industry executives, government officials, and students and scholars in public policy, economics, business, political science, and transportation.