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Small Gas Engines, 10th Edition

Small Gas Engines, 10th Edition
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By: Alfred C. Roth, Blake J. Fisher, and W. Scott Gauthier

ISBN: 978-1-60525-547-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Power Technology
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $93.28
School Price: $69.96


Small Gas Engines explores the principles of small gasoline engine design, construction, and operation. It also presents a detailed overview of small engine maintenance, troubleshooting, service, rebuilding, and repair. In addition, Small Gas Engines includes extensive coverage of outdoor power equipment applications and the specialized service related to each type of equipment.
  • The 2012 edition has been extensively reorganized to help improve comprehension.
  • Content has been updated throughout the text.
  • Engine service information is arranged in a logical sequence, similar to the order in which service and rebuilding procedures are performed.
  • New Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics chapter introduces students to the basics of electricity and electronics.
  • Includes a new Engine Reassembly and Break-In chapter.
  • Presents a variety engine types from a wide range of manufacturers.
  • All important components are identified and operating principles are fully explained before troubleshooting, service, and repair are discussed.
  • Full color is used throughout the text to enhance student comprehension.
  • Each chapter includes review questions and activities to reinforce learning.
The expanded teaching package includes a Workbook that reinforces concepts presented in the text and allows students to apply what they have learned. A comprehensive Instructor's Resource CD is also available to supplement this edition. Other supplements include an Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint CD and an EXAMVIEW® Assessment Suite CD.

Table of Contents

Shop Equipment, Supplies, and Safety
  1. Safety in the Small Gas Engine Shop
  2. Tools and Measuring Instruments
  3. Fasteners, Sealants, and Gaskets
  4. Fundamentals of Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics

Basics of Engine Operation
  5. Principles of Two- and Four-Stroke Engine Operation
  6. Engine Components
  7. Measuring Engine Performance

Engine Systems
  8. Fuel Supply, Air Induction, and Emissions
  9. Carburetion
10. Ignition Systems
11. Lubrication Systems
12. Cooling Systems
Engine Service
13. Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
14. Fuel System Service
15. Ignition and Electrical System Service
16. Engine Inspection, Disassembly, and Cylinder Reconditioning
17. Cylinder, Crankshaft, and Piston Service
18. Camshaft and Valve Train Service
19. Engine Reassembly and Break-In

20. Lawn and Brush Equipment
21. Lawn and Garden Tractors
22. Snow Throwers
23. Personal Watercraft
24. Career Opportunities and Certification

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 13 (PDF, 1.31 MB)
   sample Chapter 19 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 13 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
   sample Chapter 19 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Automotive)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 6 (PPS, 13.3 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Small Engine Repair (PDF, 462 KB)
   PDF Small Gasoline Engines (PDF, 501 KB)
   PDF Introduction to Agricultural Power and Technology (PDF, 293 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Alfred C. Roth - was an inventor who holds six patents. He was a member of the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) Certification Test Committee and taught for more than thirty years at the college level.

Blake J. Fisher - is a technical editor and writer with over ten years of experience.

W. Scott Gauthier - has more than 20 years of experience as a technical editor and technical writer. He is a coauthor of the Goodheart-Willcox Automotive Encyclopedia and has written several educational supplements.


School PriceOrder Quantity
Text 528 978-1-60525-547-7 $93.28$69.96
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription528 Purchase
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Access Key Code 528 978-1-61960-160-4 $46.64$34.98
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 528 978-1-60525-875-1 $93.28$69.96
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 528 978-1-61960-119-2 $125.28$93.96
VitalSource eTextbook Purchase
Workbook 224 978-1-60525-549-1 $26.64$19.98
* Instructor's Manual 174 978-1-60525-550-7 $104.00$78.00*
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-60525-551-4 $260.00$195.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 904 test questions 978-1-60525-552-1 $248.00$186.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 1380 slides 978-1-60525-553-8 $240.00$180.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 1380 slides 978-1-60525-554-5 $600.00$450.00*
*Instructors’ materials and custom products cannot be ordered online. For more information or to place an order, please call 800.323.0440.

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