I have a 1990 econo horse with a 6hp Tecumseh H60 engine. It has not been used in many years The fuelline was old and the breather tube had rotted through. I replace the gas line and was trying to figure out how to relplace the breather line. since it was rotted off, I could not figure out what it connected to on the engine. (i'm not too knowlogable obviously).
After figuring out what the breather was, I realized there must be some sort of connecting part that broke and was missing. there is just a 1/2 inch hole in the breather plate. I suspect there is supposed to be a part there to connect the tube to. Is that right? For a test run, i just stuck it in the breather hole and it fit in loosly. It was not connected to a fitting.
So i tried starting it up and it it was running, but roughly. it ran a couple mins and stopped. It was setting there for a few mins and I tried to start it again and it was blowing gas out of the mufler. From reading some other posts it sounnded like the gas in the muffler issue could be related to the missing connection with the breather, or do you think it is a carberator problem? Would the orginal roughness be because of no breather connection?
What should I do next. I am thinking...
1. I have to find part to connect to breather, have i ruined that if fuel got in there?
2. Possibly the gas got into the oil from what I was reading about breathers so I should do an oil change.?
3 Any other ideas?
Thanks for your help.