Fixing a hole in a Brigg & Stratton Engine Crankcase

Posted by Benjamin Close on September 21, 2011 under Country Living, Repairs | 4 Comments to Read

Briggs & Stratton 8hp Engine Internals Complete

This article details a method I used to fix a large hole in the crankcase of a 8hp Briggs & Stratton Vertical Engine. First a little background: When we first bought our property we quickly realised we would need either a tractor or a ride on lawn mower. Whilst I would have loved a tractor, [..more..]

Replacing an Oil Pump in a Husqvarna/Poulan/Craftsman/Johnsered Chainsaw

Posted by Benjamin Close on October 29, 2010 under Country Living, Repairs | 13 Comments to Read

It was the middle of winter, the nights were cold and we needed some firewood for our little combustion heater.  Out I went with my 2 times hand-me-down Husqvarna 136 chainsaw to cut some wood up. After only a minute of cutting the blade began to smoke. Despite the cold I thought “That ain’t right” [..more..]