Fixing small engines:
0:00 fixing a Yamaha atv that wasn't broken
8:10 fixing a mini motor cycle and goped scooters
22:30 Welding the blade on a push mower
25:27 New pull rope in a chainsaw
31:18 fixing the carb and a bent crank shaft on a lawn mower
35:46 fixing carb and cable on a lawn mower
46:34 fixing a lawn tractor that wasn't broken
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I like you. it like watching my self , except i throw wrenches and stick around and yelling when i cut my fingers or hitting my head in to some scrap i have laying around.. will continue to watch u , thx.
Its like ASMR for some wierd reason. relaxes me
You are awesome dude and I am very surprised as you are still a young man ! Did you have training to repair engines or self taught ? I used too have a couple of backhoes and was pretty good on them so watching you operate equipment brings back fond memories of my days gone by ! Very impressive worker you are ! :-) Dennis in Western Canada ( Saskatchewan )
Your t-shirt says Caterpillar Peoria, IL, I'm from Peoria, 70 years ago, love your videos, you make engines simple and sweet, I subscribed a few weeks ago and am still catching up, keep up the good work. Jim.
I just stumbled across this channel, and man, I have to say I really enjoy the content. There is nothing better than fixing stuff, that others would consider junk.
And the digging videos are also really fun to watch.
Andrew. A few thoughts:
1. You will take crap in the comments section. That is how youtube works. Everyone is an expert. Your responses are measured and respectful - well done on that. Good advice should always be welcome, but you are more right than most of the naysayers. Book learning is great, but experience is better. Every time. Trust me, I know.
2. You live not too far from me. I used to take my boat out on the Hudson a bit further south than you. I go to Kaaterskill falls pretty much every year. They just put up steps and made it "safer"., which sucks. Anyway, that drone shot was amazing.
3. It is good to see your video views climbing up. I used to be viewer #200 something-or-other on the average video - now you are getting up there. I hope you will resist the temptation to change your approach.
4. You are a Professor, whether you want to admit it or not. Accept this and embrace it - when you are ready, you will know what to do.
5. I speak for a lot of people (who have said the same thing) when I say that I appreciate your transparency. You include a lot of real mistakes and learning and curiosity and close calls. Your videos come across to me almost the way my own brain works. Sort of like ... "let me try this.... oh...that didn't work. How about this..." This is troubleshooting 101, and a lot of people can benefit from your honest approach. Don't change that.
Good luck. Keep putting out this sort of content. It is like an oasis is a sea of fake shiny crap.
i have over 30 years experience in small engine repair ,if i was to do the shithouse sort of repairs you do id go out of buisness ,you are a backyard hack at best ,a danger to yourself and any customers you have . i certainly would not trust anything you fix.
You are quickly becoming my favorite YT channel. Your videos are informative(I learn something every time), humorous and, most importantly, entertaining. I'm almost addicted. Keep up the great work, Andrew!
Some people are so useless, that Yamaha atv just out of fuel! then the tyres over way inflated?
You still have to charge people when you got to fetch, diagnose (which is made harder when they tell you what they think it is and it sets you looking at the wrong things) then you got to fix it, test it and take it back, all takes time to do what is a simple fix to the likes of you and I.
oh also its one thing to weld a blade on knowing its your life in your hands. but i wouldnt fix that for someone else or use it myself. thats a liability. also bending the tab doesnt fix the stuck governor. it has no power and wont run right cause the governor doesnt work
+Andrew Camarata yea well i know the weld wont break. its like that other one that was welded that broke. the blades are made of tempered steel. welding them weakens the strength of the metal. thats why that one broke near the center or it likely would have just bent like a banana. and ive never had a blade come off. the blade comes off and thats a lawsuit for anyone it hits. they might come off all the time after someone welded em or crossthreaded em on with an impact. . .but the last thing that should ever fly off a lawnmower is the blade, oh im sure it happens all the time but for no good reason. i have the pull lever on my lawnmower bypassed and a bike cable running down to the throttle with like a lever so i can give it more or less gas and theres alot of stuff welded on it. jerry rigging things is fine. just not the things that spin at 4500 rpm and do nasty things when they fuck up. i had a lawnmower with a cracked flywheel and it still ran fine but cause i didnt want a 5 pound chunk of cast iron flying through my legs or across the street and through someones house i just got rid of it. it could have ran fine for 10 years. just a little crack right? i mean i only found it cause i just happen to have the pull start off. well the risk isnt worth it to me. i can get another free lawnmower but the damage that that one could cause im not willing to take the risk with it. welding a blade on or straightening a shaft with a hammer might work but it sure as shit can hurt someone. maybe not now. maybe even 5 years down the road. maybe never, or that blade could cut a guys foot off on its way through the back of the mower just the next day, and hes got nobody to blame but the guy down the street just trying to help him out save a few bucks from buying a new or even a cheep ass used mower that isnt a ticking time bomb. also a mower with the blade is designed to take a rock or a stump atleast once and stay in one piece. bent blade and shaft and all that but its not supposed to break. welding the blade on or straightening the shaft it might be fine till it hits another rock and then it could really hurt someone then, i mean if its your machine and your aware of the risks go ahead but i would stop fixing them like that for other people cause its very possible it could bite you right in the ass later down the road. as a diesel mechanic ive seen suspension and frames and brakes welded and ghetto rigged and it was fine for years till it broke and killed someone. then they tracked back to who fixed it and they got life in prison. protect yourself from that situation
Do you know what you did to the crankshaft bearings and the crankcase while hitting that bent shaft? Not a very good idea at all, don't do that ever again. It can (and will) damage the whole engine beyond repair.
you want a couple free push mowers? Take that welded thing back and give him one of these! Christ bubby thats scary! I can meet you in poughkeepsie and give them to you! Ive seen a guy who almost lost a leg due to a welded blade!
I have the same scooters, they tell you to mix oil in the gas... DONT do that... put straight gas in it and they go faster... The oil is an effort to make it legal to run and limits the speed. Try it and report back your results....
i got a snow blower from a old neighbar for abaut 1m³ chopped and cut firewood (soft wood) (a small trailer ~halfway full)
he said he bought it used it twice and then couldnt get it to start because hes to weak - now he has one with a start button and i have a 2015 made twice used 800€ snowblower (the one with the higher width of 1m (40 inch) that also has the larger engine and blower drum and funnel for up to 18 inches high of snow at once)
mostly carb parts gums up needle valves eats out o-rings aluminum carbs get severely oxidized most engines can handle it its carbs and plastic parts in the fuel system that cant take it i had a chainsaw come in last summer was totally ruined from gas tank gaskets fuel lines were eaten out the owner bought a new saw, it was cheaper than repairing the broken saw sad thing it was only a year old
hey Andrew NEVER USE ETHANOL gas in small engines that is what eats out the diaphragms and fuel lines. i have had unused new engines come to my shop with totally wrecked fuel systems beyond repair because of ethanol gas sitting in them generators and seasonal machines.
+Andrew Camarata oh good glad to hear you are ok! You are so popular and likeable that your fans get worried if we don't hear from you. Nobody blames you for taking time off but if you want to help your fans not worry it would be great if you mentioned you were going to be gone for awhile. Just the price of fame. 😊
Thanks to your videos I have fixed everything from a chain saw to a snow blower when previously I would have replaced. I am confident I am not alone with that sediment. Challenge I have is assessing whether to purchase an expensive part when I can see the rest of the machine is marginal. Any pointers?
It depends. in some cases ill do it as cheap as possible. Sometimes if I want it fixed, it cost what it cost. I don't curse. Mechanic work isn't always easy, cursing every time there is a problem wouldn't solve anything.
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