Small Engines is designed to help you learn about small engines and other power equipment, especially equipment used around the home. Youth will learn how gasoline engines operate, acquire skills needed to operate engines and equipment safely and become familiar with safety rules before starting and while operating engines. You will also create a desire for members to develop safe starting procedures and promote safe practices at home.

Small Engines, Level 1

In this introductory level, you learn about the major parts of engines, how to start and maintain engines, safety around motors, how engines are lubricated, the importance of clean air to efficiently functioning engines, cooling systems, how to replace a spark plug and much more.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this level, you must complete at least seven activities and complete your records. You may take up to three years to complete this level of the project.

MATERIALS

M Crank It Up! BU8186, $6.00
Small Engines Helper’s Guide, BU8189, $6.00

Small Engines, Level 2

In this level, you will prepare yourself for learning about different engine types, internal parts, specialized tools, engine size, compression, seasoning your engine, safety issues, starting your own business and more.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this level, you must complete at least seven activities and complete your records. You may take up to three years to complete this level of the project.

MATERIALS

M Warm it Up! BU8187, $6.00
L Small Engines Helper’s Guide, BU8189, $6.00

Small Engines, Level 3

In this level, learn about tearing down and rebuilding an engine, how to use diagnostic tools, “listen” to engines for specific problems and practice properly maintaining engines. You’ll use the Internet to find resources, rules and regulations, select a replacement engine, start your own small engines business and learn about small engine careers.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this level, you must complete at least seven activities and complete your records. You may take up to three years to complete this level of the project.

MATERIALS

M Tune It Up! BU8188, $6.00
L Small Engines Helper’s Guide, BU8189, $6.00
Small Engines Independent Study 
Small Engines Helper’s Guide, BU8189, $6.00 Find group activities, helpful hints for each activity in the youth guides and additional small engine project meeting ideas.