Small Engine User Maintenance

Wightman, Paul


This course is an introduction to the basic operator maintenance of small engines. It is intended for school leavers and community groups who have limited knowledge or experience working on small engines. // It helps students to: Understand how engines work; Understand the major parts of an engine and what they do; Apply preventative maintenance; Carry out basic routine servicing jobs; Know their limits - what they should NOT try to do; Identify simple faults; Use basic tools. // Students will work with engines, materials and tools that are available locally. The focus of this course is on outboard engines for small boats, but the theory and practical maintenance apply to most other uses for small engines – such as mowers, brush-cutters and generators. // Includes Tutor Guide and Student Workbook // Small engine user maintenance is a part of the Pacific programme of Basic Trades training for small island nations. A programme initiated and supported by the Pacific Association for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (PATVET) and the Commonwealth of Learning.

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