Frequently asked questions about Engine maintenance

Posted on 18 Jan 12:40

The team at B&S Commercial Power frequently gets asked how to best care for our products. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions:

Can I repair small engine problems on my own?
So you start your engine and nothing happens. First check your manual FAQ page to see if this could be a simple repair or maintenance. It could be as easy as refueling the engine or replacing a faulty spark plug.

What is the recommended oil for my machine?
Quality oil is one of the essential ways to keep your machine in tip top condition. For our Briggs & Stratton and Honda engines we recommend Briggs & Stratton SAE 30 oil. For our chainsaws and brush cutter 2 stroke engines, we strongly recommend any FD certified 2 cycle oil. 
How should I clean my engine?
It is most important to regularly perform the recommended maintenance of the engine. Remove all visible dirt and grass from the engine cooling fins using a brush. Once the engine is sufficiently cooled down after operation, clean the outside of engine with running water.