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replacement engine

4885 Views 22 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  RedOctobyr
hi all, i have an ariens 8hp snow thrower with engine problems,
where can i find a decent replacement that will not break the bank.
it has the hmsk80 tecumseh on it now. and i hear they are hard to get parts
for? it is an 1998 yr engine. got a quote for 525.00 for a new tecumseh installed good price?
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Before you spend a lot of $$, get some Marvel oil in a squirt bottle. Wind it up to full throttle and feed a heavy dose of Marvel in the intake. It will smoke a lot, so do this outdoors. It might be just a sticking valve and the Marvel will usually break it loose so it will fully seat.
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