4 thoughts on “Part 6 Taking Apart and Rebuilding A Small Engine Series

  1. Great series Gene! When you said a "witness" on the casing to insure proper re-installation, I didn't understand. I could see marking the connecting so that the piston would be re-installed with reference to the operational wear. I'm a commercial refrigeration mechanic and we do that when rebuilding recip. compressors.

  2. It is worth noting that corrosion can build up on the shaft between the blade holder and the sump seal. This increased the diameter of the shaft on my engine by about .005" . Since the diameter of the hole in the sump is very close to the diameter of the clean part of the shaft, it was almost impossible to remove the sump. I would recommend sanding off the corrosion before trying to remove the sump.

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