What are some common small gasoline engine problems?


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Many common small gasoline engine problems are found in machinery that has been in storage for long periods of time and include old gasoline or dirty gasoline tanks, faulty spark plugs or dirty oil. Other common problems include engine overheating and stalling.

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An overheating engine may be caused by dirt and debris in the engine block, low oil levels or leaks in the carburetor gasket. Stalling might be caused by a dirty or damaged air filter that needs to be cleaned or replaced. Owners should perform engine and machinery tune-ups on any equipment that has not been used for a long time. Briggs & Stratton provides information on how to tune up various machine parts.

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