Posts made in May, 2014


Small Petrol Engine Safety Tips, Part Two

Posted on May 23, 2014 | 0 comments

In our last post, we covered some basic tips on protecting us from fires and explosions, when working with petrol engines. We also covered use on containers and some other points. We carry on from there. Some may disassociate the air filter with fuel — air is harmless, of course — but it’s important to use care when working on an air cleaner since the foam filter, when present, may be saturated with fuel, oil or kerosene. The heat produced by engines also makes them prone to spark, which can ignite combustible materials in the area, such as grass and dry leaves. Wood and grass...

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Small Petrol Engines and Your Safety

Posted on May 15, 2014 | 0 comments

It’s so easy to take safety for granted. We may wonder at why, like what was in the news last year, a fellow gets burned after an explosion in his work shed. It turned out he was smoking or had a lit cigarette and there was an open can of petrol, and you guessed it, the darn thing blew up! Let’s face it, from moving parts to flammable fluids, petrol engines contain a number of materials that can harm a user who’s not cautious. Some safety ideas may seem simple enough, but sometimes a little reminder can go a long way when the focus is on the job and safety measures are...

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A look at maintaining your Robin engine. Part 2

Posted on May 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Other than regular maintenance, you also have to consider applications in extreme heat or cold and high altitudes.Altitudes above 1,500 metres may cause engines to start hard and perform poorly. In this altitude you find that emissions also are typically higher, and you may also experience trouble with spark plugs. Modifying the carburettor will improve both performance and emission levels. Moving to a job site below 1,500 m requires converting the engine back to levels recommended by the manufacturer. Failure to do so will cause the engine to overheat and can result in damage.As well, on...

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