General External Engine Inspection Tips. Keeping your engine clean and well-maintained on both the inside and the outside is required to ensure that you are able to have a properly functioning engine all the time. We’re going to show you some of the things you need to do in order to have an engine which lasts for a very long time. See if there is any buildup of dirt or debris on your engine’s cooling fins, crankcase, grass screen and other surfaces, so that the engine doesn’t overheat. Look for any obvious signs of fuel and oil leakage, as well as damaged components. If you see any, that may indicate the following: a clogged or improperly assembled breather, loosed or improperly torqued fasteners, worn or damaged seals and gaskets. Check out the engine to see if there is any damage or signs of an improper fit and seal on the air cleaner cover, the cover on element and the base or the air cleaner. Inspect for holes, tears, cracks or damages to sealed surfaces and other things, to ensure that dirt and other contaminants don’t enter the engine. See if there is any dirt in the throat of your carburetor. If there is any, that will show you that your air cleaner isn’t working as it should. Use your dipstick to check the oil level in your engine. Drain your oil into a container and check the condition of it to see if there are any sludge, foreign particles or metal chips. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment.