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Start Your Engines!


Warm it up! Crank it up! Tune it up! Are you ready to Start Your Engines? Campers will learn about basic small engine knowledge, explore internal and external engine parts, learn about engine sizes, compression ratios, seasoning their engines & safety issues. Discover tools of the trade and learn the concepts behind what makes small engines work. Campers tear down and rebuild an engine, use diagnostic tools, research rules and regulations about using small engine machines and select replacement engines.  Campers will develop life skills and project skills using small engines and equipment powered by small engines. Campers also learn about occupational possibilities & about starting their own business.   

Entering Grades: 9th - 12th
Camp Fee: $189
Course Number: CYC-1002

Dates: July 27 - 30, 2015
Days: Monday - Thursday
Time: 8:30am - 4pm

Camp Outline

Day One

  • Welcome, Introductions & Expectations
  • Introduction to Small Gasoline Engines
  • Engine Identification (sizes)
  • Parts Identification
  • Engine Operation
  • Safety Issues
  • Introduction to small engine tools
  • Engine teardown procedures
  • Lubrication systems


Day Two

  • Fuel Systems
  • Compression Testing & Ratio
  • Leak down Testing
  • Carburetor Teardown
  • Governor Systems
  • Ignition Systems
  • Governor Adjustment
  • Cooling Systems


Day Three

  • Inspecting Engine Components
  • Measuring Engine Components
  • Start Engine Reassembly
  • Understanding torque values
  • Continue Engine Reassembly
  • Demonstration on Rewind Repair
  • Study Engine Failure (what causes engines to fail)


Day Four

  • Business Opportunities
  • Engine Starting Procedures
  • Finish Engine Assembly
  • Carburetor Adjustment
  • Governor Adjustment
  • Seasoning Engine for Storage
  • Review Fuel, Ignition, and Governor systems
  • Basic Electricity Ohm’s Law
  • Introduction to Multimeter
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm Parent/Student Showcase

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