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This chapter deals with the following:
- Indications for the need for an overhaul.
- Engine disassembly down to the last nut.
- Inspection of major parts for wear and damage.
- Basic replacement or repair of any broken or damaged parts.
- Engine reassembly.
- Post overhaul testing.
For detailed instructions on valve grinding, cylinder reboring, or main
bearing reaming, for example, you should refer to one or more of the
books listed in the section: References. However,
this chapter will give you the general feel and basic information needed to
perform many common types of simple overhaul operations and to evaluate the
need for more drastic action - such as a trip to the new lawn mower store!
Depending on your particular problem(s), only a subset of these sections
may apply. For example, inspection and cleaning of the valves and
combustion chamber - even valve regrinding (but we said we weren't going
to talk about that!) can be done with a minimum of engine disassembly.