Small Engines

Miscellaneous small engines refer to low-power internal combustion engines (operating on gasoline/petrol), or electric engines. These include chain saws, lawn mowers string trimmers, snow and leaf blowers, wood chippers, and go-karts.

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Cars & Vehicles
Small Engines

What engine hp approximates 173 cc?

HP and CC cannot be interchanged.... There are too many variables like air intake size, exhaust restriction, fuel injection type, valve timing, spark timing, etc.

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Rules of the Road
Scooters and Mini-Bikes
Small Engines

What car can you drive off a cbt license?

none

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Miscellaneous Vehicles
Small Engines
Snowmobiling
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest and Other Extremes

What is the fastest stock snowmobile?

sadly it is a ditch pickel z1 turbo which ran mid 130s

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Small Engines
DIY Projects

How do you start a new motor for the first time?

First thing you'll need to do is add your fluids - oil, coolant. Then prime the oil system using a oil primer. For small block chevy's it's an attachment that you can connect to a drill that will engage the oil pump through the hole for the distributor shaft. If your vehicle has electronic ignition with no distributor, you will need to prime the oil system using air pressure to pump the oil in. There are tools available for this. Pop off a valve cover and check to make sure you are getting oil transfer to the valve train. If you have a distributor, you'll need to set your initial timing. This is done by dropping the distributor in with Cylinder #1 at top dead center (run a search on finding top dead center), so that the rotor for the distributor is pointing towards the plug wire receptacle that you will be using for Cylinder #1. Make sure your plug wires are connected in the correct firing order. For small block Chevy's, the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2, so you'll need to follow this order clockwise starting with your number 1 plug wire. Obviously, you will need your accesories installed properly, such as your alternator and starter.

Once you start the engine, have a timing light ready to set your timing advance. Once running you may need to adjust the idle screw on your carburetor. For the timing, you should be close to top dead center from when you set your initial timing. Make sure that your vacuum advance hose is disconnected at this time. Loosen the distributor clamp and rotate the distributor clockwise to advance, counter-clockwise to retard. Most folks set their timing to around 12 degrees before top dead center.

Cheers!

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Home & Garden
Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools
Small Engines

How dependable are 208cc mtd engines on a yardmachine tiller?

Should be very dependable withoil changes at 25 hour intervals and plug and air filter changes dictated by inspection

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Tractors and Farm Equipment
Motorcycle and ATV Maintenance
Small Engines

What is the horsepower of a 1996 Polaris Indy lite 340?

Pretty sure it was rated at 36 hp.

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Oil and Oil Filters
Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools
Small Engines

What is valve clearance for 22 hp Briggs and stratton intek twin?

The clearance is 0.004-0.006" and the link to the video on YouTube is below.

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Oil and Oil Filters
Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools
Small Engines

Briggs n stratton 6hp lawn mower oil?

5W-30 Full Synthetic at any temperature range

30W if outside air is above 40 degrees

10W-30 if above 40 degrees

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Motorcycles
Yamaha Motorcycles
Small Engines

What is the compression for a Yamaha warrior 350?

The book says Standard: 121 psi (850 kPa) Minimum: 114 psi (800 kPa) Maximum: 128 psi (900 kPa) but this is for at sea level, not sure what it is supposed to be at any where else such as at 5000 feet which is what I am trying to figure out.

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Yamaha Motorcycles
Small Engines

Where do you find Arctic cat 600 zrt VIN?

it should be on the tunnel right under the gas tank.

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Powerboats
Small Engines
Boats and Watercraft
Watercraft Engine Maintenance

How old is mercury outboard 9.8 serial number 5713689?

1981 : SN 5713689 1980 : SN 55XXXXX to 56XXXXX 1981 : SN 57XXXXX to 58XXXXX 1982 : SN 59XXXXX to 61XXXXX hope this helps you out . here is the site link where i got the info . happy boating http://www.marineengine.com/parts/sierra_parts/8024/catalog.html?http://www.marineengine.com/parts/sierra_parts/8024/mercury_mariner.html?gclid=COX39_Po3JACFUV0OAodJUZ7Ww

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Miscellaneous Vehicles
Motorcycle and ATV Maintenance
Small Engines
Snowmobiling

Change oilin 2002 polaris snowmobile chain case?

there is a drain bolt on the back side then fill it up to the full mark

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Motorcycle and ATV Maintenance
Fuel and Engines
Small Engines

How do you bypass the reverse limiter on an arctic cat thundercat 1000?

chainsaw

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Cars & Vehicles
Fuel Filters
Fuel Pumps
Small Engines

Is it safe to put fuel in a car with motor running?

In most cases it is safe to do so, however illegal to do so. There is a very small chance that a problem or stray spark will pose a problem, but federal authorities still outlaw the practice.

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Pearl Harbor
Small Engines
Boats and Watercraft
Watercraft Hull Maintenance

How do barnacles damage boats?

  1. Barnacles stick to the boat hull and grow creating a sort of skin over the hull. This in turn slows boat by taking away smoothness of hull and adding weight. Barnacles get knocked off and fall off , which pulls outer hull coating off allowing rot to get in.
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Small Engines
Snowmobiling

What is the best selling snowmobile?

Probably the Polaris Indy.

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Cars & Vehicles
Scooters and Mini-Bikes
Small Engines

How can you make a mini bike 5 5 hp 4-stroke engine go faster?

replace the governor spring with a solid piece of wire...however this in the long run will wear out your motor faster...also you can change the gearing... put a straight piece of pipe for exhaust

you could just hook the throttle cable directly to the governor it takes a little work and you have to carefully listen to your engine or get a tiny tach and don't exceed 6000 rpm's

HOW TO MAKE YOUR WR65 BAJA WARRIOR BETTER WITHOUT SPENDING MAJOR MONEY. (NOTE: I AM NOT RESPONISIBLE FOR MAINTAINING OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY ABUSE ON YOUR VEHICLE.

READ --ALL-- NOTATIONS BEFORE STARTING YOUR UPGRADE.) FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE SEEN MANY PEOPLE ASK THE SAME QUESTIONS IN FORUMS.

--HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR WR65 BAJA MINI BIKE GO FASTER?--

I HAVE DONE MAJOR RESEARCH ON THIS BIKE I CURRENTLY OWN.

AND EXTENSIVE MOTOR QUESTIONS WHERE FLYING WHEN I WAS SERVICED AT TIME

OF PURCHASE. SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN IMPRESSED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE I GAINED

BY ASKING QUESTIONS AND DIGGING THROUGH THE OWNERS MANUAL WITH A SERVICE TECH.

--READ THIS THROUGHLY BEFORE SERVICING YOUR BIKE--.

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THE BAJA WARRIOR WR65 IS A 6.5 HP 196 CC ENGINE. WHICH IS VERY SIMILAR TO A SUBURU

ENGINE. WHICH I THINK IS A CLONE FROM CHONGQING HENSIM ENGINES IN CHINA. BAJA IMPORTED THIS MAKE AND MODEL.

THATS BAJA MOTORSPORTS. THE IDLE SPEED FROM FACTORY SETS AT 1500 AT NORMAL TEMP.

SPARK GAP OF 0.6MM TO 0.7 MM. OIL TYPE SPECS ARE SAE 15W40. I USE A LIGHTER WEIGHT. 5W20.

SPARK PLUG TYPE. A7TC.10PSI FRONT AND BACK TIRE. 19+7+8 TIRE SIZE. FROM FACTORY SET-UP THIS BIKE IS VERY STRONG WITH UP AND DOWNLOAD. FACTORY SPEED IS 12 TO 15 MPH.

I KNOW WHAT YOUR SAYING. (THAT SUCKS). DONT GIVE-UP. I WILL HELP TO INCREASE THIS. MAXIMUM LOAD (WEIGHT OF DRIVER)

IS 250. I WOULD NOT RECOMEND A HEAVY PERSON TO DRIVE. IT IS POSSIBLE. CENTRIFICAL CLUTCH SHOULD --NEVER-- BE OILED.

IT NEEDS TO BE DRY TO CLAMP THE INSIDE FOR SPINING THE MAGNETO INSIDE. USE CLEAN UNLEADED GAS ONLY. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FOR GOVERNOR AND IDLE SPECS. (FOLLOW VERY CLOSELY) THE GOVERNOR IS USED FOR IDLEING THE BIKE ONLY. DO NOT SET GOVERNOR OVER 3500 RPM.

HEAT AND DAMAGE TO ENGINE WILL OCCUR IN TIME. 2200 IS GREAT. SAME AS A MOWER ENGINE IDLE.

THE GOVERNOR IS LOCATED UNDER THE GAS TANK. A WIDE SILVER FLAT BAR WITH A ROD CONNECTED TO IT. THIS ROD CONNECTS

THE BLACK SWIVEL OPENER TO THE CARB. YOU WILL SEE SPRINGS NEXT TO THE BAR.. MOVE THE BAR UP ONE NOTCH ON GOVERNOR,

FACTORY PRE-DRILLED HOLES ARE THERE FOR THIS REASON ON THE FLAT SILVER BAR WHICH IS THE GOVERNOR.

TAKE THE SPRING THAT IS OVER THE BAR AND SHORTEN ON BOTH ENDS WITH NEEDLE NOSE. MORE AIR = MORE POWER FROM CARB. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GAS TANK SHOULD NEVER BE FILLED ALL THE WAY. IT WILL NOT START. THERE IS A BOBBER INSIDE THAT SHOWS LEVEL OF GAS IN TANK. --ONLY--

FILL TANK UP TO 1 INCH FROM TOP. AIR WILL NEED TO FOLLOW INSIDE TANK WITH COVER ON THE TANK.

---FROM FACTORY SETTING THE BIKE WILL SWIGG GAS--- YOU CAN FIX THIS AND GET MORE POWER. LOOKING AT THE BACK RIGHT SIDE OF BIKE ON THE

GOVERNOR SIDE. LOOK BEHIND THE CARB. YOU WILL NOTICE A BLACK SQUARE PLASTIC TAB . TAKE THIS TAB OFF. POP IT OFF AND SEE THE SCREW WITH A SPRING BEHIND

IT. TURN THE SCREW CLOCK WISE 1 FULL TURN TO THE RIGHT. THIS WILL MAKE YOUR MUFFLER POP AFTER THROTTLEING UP. IT

WILL BE NORMAL. WITH THE SEAT REMOVED. THE THROTTLE CABLE THAT IS LOCATED BY AIR FILTER HOUSING ON TOP OF ENGINE.

TURN THIS ALL THE WAY OUT, BUT DONT TAKE IT OFF. THERE WILL BE A SPRING-LOADED SCREW NEXT TO THAT THROTTLE CABLE END.

TURN THIS SCREW ALL THE WAY OUT, BUT DO NOT TAKE IT OFF. YOU ARE GIVING ROOM FOR THE THROTTLE BAR ON TOP OF ENGINE TO MOVE.

MEANING MORE POWER ALL THE WAY WHEN THROTTLEING. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YOU WILL NEED TO ADJECT BRAKES IN BACK TO BE SNUGG WITH BRAKING. THE SCREW AT BACK OF BRAKE HOUSING IS MAKE FOR THAT.

MORE POWER MEANS MORE BRAKES. --DO NOT ADJUST THEM TOO TIGHT--. THEY WILL GIVE OUT FASTER.

ALWAYS CHECK OIL BEFORE STARTING. ON DIP STICK IT SHOULD --ALWAYS-- BE HALF WAY.

START BY CHOKING THE MOTOR FOR 2 MINITES AT COLD START. THEN MOVE CHOKE TO NORMAL POSTION.

--DO NOT-- REV-UP ENGINE IN A COLD CRANK STATE. ROD WILL BE THROWN. --AND THATS NOT GOOD--. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THEY SELL TORQUE CONVERTERS AT NORTHERN TOOL FOR THIS BIKE. IT REPLACES THE CENTRIFICAL WITH BELT DRIVE.

I HAVE NOT LOOKED INTO THIS. BUT AFTER THESE ADJUSTMENT ABOVE. YOU WILL BE DRIVING AT 31 MPH. I JUST CANT SEE 50 ON THIS BIKE.

BUT AFTER A STOCK ENGINE FROM 15 MPH FACTORY TO 31 MPH ADJUSTMENT. HEY. IM FOR THAT. ( AND YOU JUST SAVED

YOURSELF FROM A 50.00 DOLLOR SERVICE CHARGE) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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The torque converter from Northern tool is the best upgrade you can do to this bike. it improves overall torque and top speed dramatically. this was the first upgrade i did to my bike. it went from 20-25 mph stock to 40+ mph. i highly recommend this upgrade. also go to affordablegokarts.com and get the performance kit 1. improves air intake and exhaust. have fun!

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Lawn Mowers and Garden Tools
Yamaha Motorcycles
Small Engines

What could be wrong if your snowblower will not start?

Unscrew the spark plug, connect the spark plug wire to it, and rest the spark plug on something metal (you might have to use a metal screw driver to link the spark plug to a metal part on your blower). Then yank the starter cord and make sure the spark plug produces spark. If it does not, replace spark plug.

Make sure there is Fresh fuel in the fuel tank - old fuel may lose its combustive properties. Make sure there is fresh oil in the engine. If the fuel is old, it will get in the way of your motor turning making it hard to start. Check to make sure air filter is not dirty. If it is, replace it. Finally, the problem could be with a carburetor. You might have to clean it out.

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Cars & Vehicles
Mazda MX-6
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs
Small Engines

How many horsepower does a Maxda MX6 have?

The 93 to 97 have 164 hp. The Japanese engine has 200 hp.

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Math and Arithmetic
Small Engines
The Difference Between
Similarities Between

What is the difference between 1 horsepower and one cc?

Horsepower is a measurement of the capacity to perform work. 1 horsepower is defined as a unit of work equal to 33,000 foot pounds per minute, 550 foot pounds per second, or 746 Watts. A cc is a cubic centimeter and is a measure of volume, one cubic centimeter. A box one centimeter long, one centimeter wide and one centimeter tall. In short, one is volume measurement and the other is power measurement and there is no conversion between the two. If you are referring to engines, usually both are advertised. Larger cc engines have more displacement and usually more power since they have are burning more fuel poer revolution compared to smaller engines, but this is just one charachteristic to be used for comparison.

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Small Engines
Recreational Vehicles (RVs)

How can you stop a Polaris 500 snowmobile from overheating?

There are a few things that cause this. Not being sure of how long it takes before the engine overheats I will give you a few common causes. Thermostat not working properly (Mounted on top of engine where cooling hose hooks up) . Can be tested on a stove, need a pan, some water, a string, thermometer able to read over or at least 250 degrees. Open the thermostat insert an end of the string. Tie the other end of the string to the handle of the pan, as to keep the thermostat about half way up the side of the pan. Fill pan with water just pass the thermostat, and place on the stove. Bring water to a boil, before the water boils the thermostat should open and fall to the bottom of the pan, you should be checking the temp of the water with the thermometer, so you know the water temp when this happens, it should match, or be very close to the temp stamped on top of the thermostat. If water boils and thermostat does not open, get a new one. Another common cause is air in the system, there may be points in the system higher than the fill point, with today's rear suspension system this has become an issue. To fill this type sled with coolant you must raise the fill point. This can be done with a jack. or even a snowmobile trailer. With a tilt bed type, load sled, tie it down, brace the bed up, this will raise the fill point. With a ramp type, just run the sled up on the ramp. When using a trailer always have it hook up to a auto. A steep ditch , or hill will also work. Good luckCheck you **************check your water pump belt for wear/brakeage it is located behind the rewind assy, and make sure you are driving in powdered snow as driving on ice does not cool the engine because snow passes over the heat exchangers and cools the motor*************

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Small Engines

What is the ignition coil gap setting for a Honda GC160 small engine?

The thickness of a business card!

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Small Engines
Snowmobiling

Where can you find the VIN number on a 1996 polaris Indy xlt snowmobile?

normally under, or next to the plaque stamped to the side wall of the tunnel throttle side about ankle high. You will also find the MFD # and the model #.

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Clutches and Flywheels
Small Engines
Snowmobiling

What are steps to align clutch after motor swap on skidoo snowmobile?

you need to get a clutch alignment tool for the specific brand and set up you are using, it is usually a tool that drops over your primary clutch and slide just past the inner edge of the secondary clutch. (sort of looks like a flat "Z" shape hard to explain) Most manufactures want there engines to be twisted towards the front left shock (sitting on the machine) so that when the engine accelerates the clutches line up and the belt is straight. You will also need to measure the center to center distance as in the center of the primary clutch to the secondary clutch the is a spec for this for each manufacture. If your not exploding drive belts all the time the clutches are probably aligned in an acceptable way. If you are going through a lot of belts you should check the condition of your clutch for wear and if both are in good condition then do the alignment procedures.

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Powerboats
Small Engines
Watercraft Engine Maintenance

Mercury 7.5 serial is 8063729 what year is it?

http://www.marineengine.com/mfr/mercury_models.html

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