Additional Craft Information:
Small gas engine can be used in lawn and garden equipment, chain saws, generators, RC plane, RC boat and motor bikes. Whether your engine was made by Briggs & Stratton, Tecumseh, Eaton, Fairbanks-Morse, DLE or any other brand manufacturer, it's necessary to learn about how to maintain your small gas engines. So it can be use for longer time. Especially when winter comes, aircraft models are merely stop to fly due to the environment.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Sometimes, new beginner may overlook the maintenance job until they find their engine is not work nicely as before. Now, let's learn about the important things step by step.
First, make sure that the bearing works well. Remove your engine from machine, and clean it up by alcohol or kerosene. Drop 2-3 after run oil especially on these very places respectively: Rotor, Muffler, and Choke. Switch the starting motor for several circles to make sure it well oiled. The smooth can keep for nearly half-year. One thing to note is that do not use other solvent like gasoline for they are easy to get corroded.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Then keep it sealed until you use it again.
Handling your own small gas engine maintenance or repair is really money-saving. Master mechanic Paul K. Dempsey had more professional methods in his book Small Gas Engine Repair.
Completely revised and updated and offering a step-by-step approach, his book covers problems like how to repair and maintain a small gas engine and get professional results while saving money. This in-depth guide includes the latest in small engine technology and gives much up-to-date information on overhead valve and overhead cam engines, carbonation advances, digital ignition systems, and more. It explains how to troubleshoot and repair both two and four-cycle engines. The book also reveals the shortcuts, field fixes, and other tricks of the trade that only working mechanics know. New information on float-type and diaphragm carburetors The latest ignition systems, together with advances in pollution-control devices.
If you have further interest, this book is really worth reading. Or you can experience more by your own practices. Anyway, keep your small engines shine is always better for your machine.