Spark Plug Cleaning/Inspection

Learn how to clean & inspect your engines spark plugs Tools/Parts Required  Wire Brush Spark Plug Spanner Step 1. Once you have determined whether it is worth cleaning your spark plug over replacing it, Secure the plug in a vice and go over it with a wire brush – don’t be too brutal as you may […]

Repair Stripped/Damage Thread

Learn how to repair a damaged thread this technique can be used on any thread on any kind of equipment. Tools/Parts Required  Helicoil Kit Tap & Die Kit Drill Step 1. Start by drilling out the thread with the correctly chosen drill bit, then using your tap cut in the new thread as shown in the […]

Oil in Carburetor/Wrong Petrol In Mower

Learn how to repair a lawn mower that has oil or incorrect petrol in the carburetor. Tools/Parts Required  Carburetor Cleaner Oil pump Flat Head Screwdriver Step 1. Use the oil pump to drain as much oil from the carburetor as possible or to empty the fuel tank in the case of incorrect fuel. Step 2 […]

Tecumseh Carburetor Clean

Learn how to clean the carburetor of a Tecumseh Lawn Mower. Tools/Parts Required  Multi-grips Carburetor Cleaner Flat Head Screwdriver Adjustable Wrench 13mm Socke Step 1. Remove the carburetor from the mower and give the exterior a good clean, Next remove the jet at the bottom and carefully inspect the jet for blockages. Then remove the […]

Make Your Own Victa Crank Tools.

Learn How to Make your Own DIY Victa Crank Tools and save yourself some money! Tools/Parts Required  Angle Grinder/Dremel Files/Sandpaper 21mm and 17mm Socket Step 1. Determine which crank pin you have, note that there are 2 different types. Step 2 Place the crank pin onto your Socket and mark the parts that will need […]

White/Blue Smoke Coming From Mower

Learn what to do when white smoke starts coming from lawn mower In Situations due to tipping the lawn mower over or storing it incorrectly. Applies to 4-stroke lawn mowers. Step 1. Start the lawn mower and leave it running until the smoke clears. If the mower isn’t damaged it may still work – evident […]

Cylinder Honing

Learn how to hone the cylinder of a lawn mower engine Tools/Parts Required  Cylinder Honing Tool, 100MM length, Must fit bore 61.5cm Electric Drill Step 1. Disassemble mower down to an empty clean bore. Step 2 Please note it is important that a cross hatch pattern is left after honing the bore this helps bed […]

Compression Testing

Here we demonstrate how to test the compression of your lawn mower Tools/Parts Required  Spark Plug Spanner Compression Tester Step 1. Firstly we remove the spark plug; then screw in the compression tester. Step 2 Next pull the starter cord 4-5 times to get an accurate reading. Anything above 80 psi is great, anything less […]