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Small Gas Engines, 11th Edition

Small Gas Engines, 11th Edition
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By: Alfred C. Roth, Blake J. Fisher, and W. Scott Gauthier

ISBN: 978-1-63126-390-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2017
Subject: Power Technology
Grade Level: 9-14
Retail Price: $105.28
School Price: $78.96


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, rebuilding, and repair. In addition, this comprehensive textbook includes extensive coverage of outdoor power equipment applications and the specialized service procedures related to each type of equipment.
  • A variety of engine types from a wide range of manufacturers are presented.
  • Career content includes information on Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) certification.
  • The Small Gas Engines Workbook has sample EETC certification tests for Two-Stroke Engines and Four-Stroke Engines.

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Small Gas Engines, 10th Edition

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 Engine Operation, Two- and Four-Stroke Engines
  6. Engine Components
  7. Measuring Engine Performance

Engine Systems
  8. Fuel Supply, Air Induction, and Emissions
  9. Carburetion and Fuel Injection
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 Disassembly and Inspection
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

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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Power Technology)
   sample Chapter 5 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Power Technology)
   sample Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Power Technology)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
   sample Chapter 5 (PPS, 8.84 MB)
   sample Chapter 10 (PPS, 6.89 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


Precision Exams
   PDF Precision Exams Small Engines Standards (PDF, 700 KB)
Tennessee New Waiver Policy
   PDF Agricultural Power and Equipment (PDF, 427 KB)
   PDF Small Engine Technology I (PDF, 102 KB)
Small Vehicle Technician
  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.


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