How Should I Go About Learning [Small?] Engine Repair?
March 11, 2010 1:08 PM Subscribe
How do I go about learning [small?] engine repair on my own?
posted by soma lkzx to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for books, videos, web sites - whatever it takes to set me up with some interesting projects that I can learn from.
There isn't a goal outside of gaining some interesting skills. I'm not trying to keep a chainsaw in good repair or anything, it's just for the sake of knowledge, so completely-impractical-yet-educational approaches are welcome.
Some googling makes it sound like lawnmower engines are a good first step. Do I just take apart a broken one and try to put it back together in working order? What do I move on to after that?
Would these skills transfer to something like a moped? A motorcycle? Imagine I have plenty of time and plenty of desire, it's just a matter of knowing what path to take.
Oh, and the reason I'm not looking for classes is that I'm planning on doing this with a group of other people - like an engine repair book club.