When the average person thinks of an engine, often the first thing that comes to mind is a car or truck engine — something large, powerful and complicated. However, the most common type of engine you will find are small engines, and whether you know it or not, they are everywhere. For example, that snowblower or lawnmower you just pulled from the garage is powered by a small engine. But would you know the first step you take when attempting to repair that engine?
Machines such as leaf blowers and lawnmowers are powered by small engines to clean up the yard effectively. The same goes for your rototiller that helps to prepare your garden in the spring, plus small motorcycles, fishing boats and snowmobiles.
Being able to repair an engine on the go saves you a lot of money and, in many cases, time. But how much do you really know about small engine repair? Do you know what a "choke" is? Or, how about a "fuel stabilizer?" What happened if your governor is adjusted incorrectly? And how much do you know about the temperature and viscosity of engine lubricants?
Think you know enough to keep your garage machines running? Take this quiz and impress yourself and others with your engine repair knowledge!