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Had to get the dang machine out of the shed and fired up to clear the snow from last nights storm. I get it dug out and down to fire it up when the neighbor comes along with his back hoe and clears the snow for me. I figure ill fire it up, clear what he missed, and give it a run anyway.
I plug it in, push the electric start and off it goes, you guys passing info along had me add sea foam to the gas before i stored it. I was glad i didnt have to strip it down to clean the carb.

The only down fall was when the back hoe hit my truck and busted my head light drivers side. No other damage so ill head to my friends place Monday and get a new head light.
 

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Had to get the dang machine out of the shed and fired up to clear the snow from last nights storm. I get it dug out and down to fire it up when the neighbor comes along with his back hoe and clears the snow for me. I figure ill fire it up, clear what he missed, and give it a run anyway.
I plug it in, push the electric start and off it goes, you guys passing info along had me add sea foam to the gas before i stored it. I was glad i didnt have to strip it down to clean the carb.

The only down fall was when the back hoe hit my truck and busted my head light drivers side. No other damage so ill head to my friends place Monday and get a new head light.
We are not as stupid as some think here . :D:DSeafoam has saved me a ton of carb work over the years carbs that would have been tossed and not rebuildable
Was buying it in NB by the case before I ever seen it here. That and high test gas is all you can do plus pray :)
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I just drain the gas out of mine everyspring. Never leave gas in my snowblower, lawnmower, chainsaw,etc.
 
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I just drain the gas out of mine everyspring. Never leave gas in my snowblower, lawnmower, chainsaw,etc.
Yes that works too on most but many times the carb bowl doesn't empty unless it has a drain plug and screws the old carb up with today's 3 month max gas some what better with stabilizer in it
LOL if you had as many as I do it would take me two weeks to run everything out. I do lawn mowers and 2 cycle only now full drain rest I fill to the top with high test gas, stabilizer and and shot of seafoam so far so good
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On your advice I have been adding Seafoam to all my small engines and my tractor.
Time will tell, but the snow blower seemed to start easier after a morning of snow blowing.
 

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On your advice I have been adding Seafoam to all my small engines and my tractor.
Time will tell, but the snow blower seemed to start easier after a morning of snow blowing.
When you first add seafoam it may sputter and smoke and even not run right for a while until it gets a chance to run through a while and clean all the passages etc
Some are so bad I have to leave the choke almost all the way on and run for like an hour and then slowly cut back the choke little by little until it clears
A few never clear and when I take the carb apart can see why and so bad cannot even put a kit in
Tecumseh carbs are the worst but I don't think new machines still come with those engines but maybe wrong. Most stuff I own and work on is 20-40 years old
Just don't go crazy with it that can does a lot of gas and should last years for just a blower
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For once we got real lucky with the snow here maybe 5 " max becore the rain hit but hearing some places in NS got buried. I didnot even have to start a blower :)
Hope you guys did OK
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I don't think Tecumseh engines are made any more either, which is what is on my snow blower.
My machine is 22 or 23 years old and always worked well except for hard starting last couple years.
 

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I don't think Tecumseh engines are made any more either, which is what is on my snow blower.
My machine is 22 or 23 years old and always worked well except for hard starting last couple years.
The ones I am familiar with sure are not as you say
Those carbs at the end we going for like 150 bucks but now just in the last maybe 3 years there is a chinese knock off for them that sells for like 50 bucks
I have fitted a few of the chinese for friends on their machines and so far they work OK
Have you changed the plug lately
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Found this
Tecumseh closed its doors on February 2009
 

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I have a relatively new plug in it and it's a tan color to the center so it runs decent when it starts!
Maybe I should put a new plug in it to be sure.
I have a couple Stihl saws that I bought new, one runs great with the original plug and the other runs fine, then quits at some point and will not start again until the plug is replaced.
 

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I have a relatively new plug in it and it's a tan color to the center so it runs decent when it starts!
Maybe I should put a new plug in it to be sure.
I have a couple Stihl saws that I bought new, one runs great with the original plug and the other runs fine, then quits at some point and will not start again until the plug is replaced.
2 cycle have a mind of their own IMO also have had poor performing plugs right out of the package especially champions
I use NGK if I can get them to fit and seem to work better than champions for me
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I use seafoam in everything i run .I used fuel stabilizer once in my mobile welder when i went away working ,when i got back after 3 months the carb was gummed up.After that i only use seafoam no more stabilizer for me..
 

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Little different animal and of course different carb altogether but read the manual for storing the ATV Fill gas tank completely and DO NOT ADD STABILIZER.
 

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I use seafoam in everything i run .I used fuel stabilizer once in my mobile welder when i went away working ,when i got back after 3 months the carb was gummed up.After that i only use seafoam no more stabilizer for me..
Interesting. I use it in the old cars for many years where it has sat for 3 years and never an issue. Wonder if the brand maybe
I only use sta bil or rolal purple max clean or did the carb bowl even see the stabilizer I wonder
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I have a relatively new plug in it and it's a tan color to the center so it runs decent when it starts!
Maybe I should put a new plug in it to be sure.
I have a couple Stihl saws that I bought new, one runs great with the original plug and the other runs fine, then quits at some point and will not start again until the plug is replaced.
Forgot to mention some guys sware by the ez start plugs champion makes but I have honestly never tried one
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Little different animal and of course different carb altogether but read the manual for storing the ATV Fill gas tank completely and DO NOT ADD STABILIZER.
Humm but a honda correct??
Wonder why. Have to ask some questions on thet one
Have a honda bud up the line that works on the atv's
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I used to use Stabil in my old car and never had an issue.
I agree on the champion plugs and don't use them in anything.
 

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Anyone use Marvell Mystery Oil compared to Seafoam?
I used to use it in my 1950 Ford and it seemed to work well.
I haven't seen it in store in years but when I bought the Seafoam at CDN Tire the MMO was right beside it.
It's half the price for close to twice the amount.
 
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