Small Engine Repair (Adapted)

Recipients of the Small Engine Repair (Adapted) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:

Activity 1: Identifying and Labeling Tools

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Ask your teacher to help find the correct tools in the small engine repair kit.
3.     Put the tools on the table.
4.     Place the Identifying Tools Matching Sheets on table.
5.     Match each tool to the correct picture.
6.     Have your teacher check your work.
7.     Clean up your work area.

Activity 2: Setting up to Change the Engine Oil

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Use the matching paper to help you find the correct tools to change the engine oil.
3.     First, spread the drop cloth on the work surface.
4.     Place the small engine on top of the block on the drop cloth.
5.     Place the tools next to the small engine.
6.     Use the matching paper to make sure that you have the correct tools.
7.     Have your teacher check your work.
8.     Clean up your work area.

Activity 3: Using an Adjustable Wrench to Remove Oil Drain Plug

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Caution: Do not work on an engine without a mechanic or other adult with you.  Put the drop cloth on the table.  Put materials on the drop cloth.
3.     Put on your safety goggles and mask before using tools.
4.     Find the oil drain plug on the small engine.
5.     Put the small engine on a block.  Put the drain pan under the oil drain plug.
6.     Get the adjustable wrench.  Put the wrench on the bolt on the oil drain plug.
7.      Adjust wrench to bolt.  Turn wrench to the left.
8.      Remove the oil drain plug from the small engine.
9.      Have your teacher check your work.  Put the drain plug back in the engine.
10.   Turn drain plug to right with adjustable wrench to tighten.  Clean up your work area.

Activity 4: Cleaning the Spark Plug

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Spread the drop cloth over the table.
3.     Put on your mask, gloves and safety goggles before using the tools
4.     Put the spark plug, the wire brush and the canned air on the table.
5.     Caution: Do not use a wire brush unless an adult is with you. Pick up the wire brush and rub the wire bristles over the spark plug until the dirt is removed.
6.     Take the canned air and blow off the spark plug.
7.      Have your teacher check your work.
8.      Clean up your work area.

Activity 5: Setting up for Checking the Spark Plug

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Use the Checking the Spark Plug Worksheets to help you get the correct tools.
3.     Have your teacher check your work.
4.     Clean up your work area and put your tools away.

Activity 6: Stocking Shelves

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Put the stocking shelves pictures on the table.
3.     Mix the stocking shelves items and put on table.
4.     Find the correct shelf for the item.
5.     Put the item on the correct shelf.
6.     Continue until all items are on the correct shelf.
7.     Have your teacher check your work.
8.     Clean up your work area.

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