I Am a Small Engine Mechanic

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    Small Engine and Marine

     I was raised on a farm around My Grandfather and brothers who all worked on machines ranging from tractors,cars,truck,small engines,race cars,tractor pulling A,B,G John Deere tractors and semi trucks. I my self loved boating and when to school to be a marine mechanic...And...
    TheMeckinec TheMeckinec
    41-45, F
    Oct 1, 2009

    6.25 HP Push Mower Intake Questions

    Hi, i'm ryan, 15, and im good at fixing small engines really good actually, but im not so good with part names, i have a 6.25 hp craftsman briggs motor, it has electric start but no key? is there any way to rig up a key? and second the straight pipe that goes from the carb under...
    chevypwr97 chevypwr97
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2013

    I Try My Best

    im a 16 year old who loves small engine work and really any engine work mom doesnt really like my antics but nevertheless i am no pro but i wanna go to school for it someday i keep up my own equipment most of the time and really since i was old enough to hold a screw driver ive...
    jlogan14 jlogan14
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    Car Runs Hot

    my car runs hot. has new radeatour and thermastat but it sometimes runs hot when driving and it always runs hot when i run my ac please help me
    bryanbb bryanbb
    22-25
    1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    Engineoops , I Need Some Help Getting Started Again

    Hi to all, have been in engine machineshop and small engine shop for 40 years . Need some help getting a supplier for small engine parts.Does anyone know of a distributor that sells to small emgine shops at a discount? I would like to find a primeline distributor , as Ive used...
    engineoop32 engineoop32
    51-55, M
    Feb 7, 2013

    Bad Cylinder In A John Deere

    I have a 2 cylinder john deere lawn mower that only one cylinder is firing. There is spark to the new plug. coils have been swapped around and it still works. Wiring harness has been replaced.  The cylinder in question is firing OUCH. 
    blohr220 blohr220
    41-45
    May 9, 2012

    Mechanics- Small, Medium, Or Large Engines

    I started tinkering around w/ lawnmowers, cars, & motorcycles, when I was a teenager.  Didn't really know much other than what I picked up from cousins, uncles, and just watching and asking people.  Over time one learns and gains experience and I'm...
    PacmanTN PacmanTN
    51-55
    1 Response Aug 25, 2009

    Im Only 15

    ever since i was a kid about 3 years old i remember sitting on my dads atv (1984 yamaha blaster 200cc 2stroke aircooled) and being over come with happiness and joy! between then and now iv owned a few little toys (pocket bikes, scooters ect) i never really did to much with it...
    brayden55 brayden55
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2011
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