Do You Know How to Repair a Small Engine? Prove It!

By Staff on February 12, 2018

About This Quiz

Does the sound of a V8 get your motor running? How about something with a little less oomph? For true gearheads, size doesn’t matter. Small engines are just as interesting — and so is keeping them in working order.

But when dealing with repairs to a small engine, the rules of the road just aren’t the same as large engines. After all, lawn mowers, chainsaws, outboard boats and snowmobiles are all powered by small engines — not exactly your average motor vehicles! On the other hand, there are some important steps that you’re bound to recognize. For instance, what’s the first step to any small engine repair? Will the answer surprise you? Find out by taking this quiz!

There are other basic questions you will want to know the answers to as well. For example, do you know what is the best system you should use for servicing your small engines? And do you understand what the term “viscosity” means, as it relates to small engine upkeep? Even the most skilled mechanics don’t always know the answers to these tricky questions. Do you? Knowing the facts in these areas will help you keep your small engine functioning at its best, and it will make a difference in how often it’ll need major repairs. This is particularly true if you’re the kind of person who loves the outdoors and activities that involve all kinds of machinery. However, once in a while, even the handiest small engine expert is bound to run into a problem they can’t fix. So, you should ask yourself: do you know what is the best course of action to take if you’re stuck?

But just because you know a thing or two off-hand doesn’t mean you’ll be firing on all cylinders. You absolutely need to know the specifics of these machines if you want to keep them humming for years to come. As an example, can you name the type of ignition systems that are used in small engines? And how many types of carburetors are usually used in small engines? You can’t just buy any old replacement parts and expect them to work perfectly in your chainsaw. I

Okay, time to fire up your engines and take the quiz!

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