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Need Some Help Repairing an Engine?

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May 18, 2012

In our daily lives, we use different machines constantly -  trimmers, chain saws, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, blowers, boat engines, and what-not. However, where do you turn when one of those machines like your trusty old lawnmower, for example,  gives up the ghost? A good first choice for help would be the SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER database available through the Marathon County Public Library's website.

SMALL ENGINE REPAIR  REFERENCE CENTER includes detailed repair and maintenance information on hundreds of different engines. And it's easy to search.

When you log on, the database offers you the choice of browsing by category (i.e.  All Terrain Vehicles, Generators, Marine/Boat Engines, Motorcycles, etc.) or  looking for a specific make or model using the Advanced Search option.  

So, if you're looking for a John Deere Model 670 repair manual, select Advanced Search and type in those keywords.

The information that displays can be printed off or stored in a special account you create within the SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER database. That account lets you revisit the saved information whenever you wish.

This database along with 40 other databases on various subjects can be found on the Marathon County Public Library webpage ( under Research and then Online Resources. And not only is it available at the Library, customers can access it from home using a library card at

So, if you're having mechanical troubles, check out the SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER database. It could be a lifesaver for that ailing engine of yours.

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