Lawn mowers, go-karts and ATVs all run on small combustion engines. Learn about internal and external engine parts, tools, rules and regulations, safety issues, and career possibilities. Troubleshoot problems with a small engine, rebuild it and operate it safely.
What you can do
Identify engine parts and oil grade differences, demonstrate spark plug maintenance, understand the importance of safety labels and which machine to use for which job.
Classify small engine types, identify internal parts of an engine, adjust a carburetor, calculate compression ratios, seasoning their engines, describe effects of changing gears and follow procedures for tearing down an engine.
Tear down and rebuild an engine's air and fuel systems, electrical system and engine base. Sharpen a lawnmower blade, match engine sounds to problems and adjustments, use diagnostic tools and explain calculations and considerations in determining whether or not to start a small business.