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GrincheyOne

Here's one from left field (second handed)

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GrincheyOne

My neighbor, is trying to get ready for Spring (a not so familiar season yet). He is trying to get a Troy-Bilt Horse Tiller running, and has had it to a local Husky Dealer to "service"(?).C This belongs to yet another neighbor.

The problem is with the Tecumseh HH60-105115H S/N 21160 engine. He had it under tarp all winter, and had to "ear" adjust the carb, after the dealer "touched" it, and supposedly changed the oil. Symptoms; Idles OK but blows oil out of the breather when warm and bogs down. My take is -> a breather malfunction, oil level too high, worn valve guides, carbon hanging up the exhaust valve, all the former...

I'm Not a big fan of the "T" engines!!!:(My experience w/ them has been with the smaller (cheaper) vertical shaft models.

I did offer him some "seafoam".

Any wisdom is appreciated by all three of us!

Thanks,^

Wayne

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bgosh

Wayne I have one of those and have had nothing but bad luck with those engines and when it warms up I am going to replace that engine with a Brigs that I just got running and end my problems,as far as I am concerned those Tecumseh engines are junk.. Stan sm01

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Multiplicity

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...Tecumseh's are not junk, but they do need and deserve

proper care......Someone did not service that engine

properly, I have many of them and like them very much.

....Do check the oil level and the governor to be sure

it is not over speeding.....Verify that the oil bypass

breather holes are not plugged or that the reed valve is

not broken...Check the carb for cleanliness and adjust to specs.....Make sure the points and timing are set correctly.

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Willy

I had a Sears Super 7 with a Tecumseh and I used it to mow

plow snow and even move rock for my drive.

I used it for about 6 or 7 years, one day I put a rod out

threw the block. I really needed it so I pulled the eng.

put the chunk of the block back and used J.B. weld to hold it.

Cleaned the crank with some acid, a new rod and I used it for

a couple years after that.

I gave it to a friend and his kids have been having fun driving

it around the yard.

The carb was the only pain,other than that no problem.

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GrincheyOne

Thanks Guys, I know the carbs can be problematical, specially the "Hokey" governor! I was just pulling in after church, and he came out to

see if I had any wisdom to share, so I have not seen the oil breather, etc.

I always had problems with my 6 HP vertical, on the 26" Dynamark mower.

Mostly starting. Cleaned the carb, and installed a rebuild kit, with no improvement. Always hard to restart after running a while (following re-fueling). But, when it ran, it was a tiger!

Gave up on it, when the recoil spring went on the starter pulley, did not need another money sponge!

I'll take a good look, when my neighbor is available again(works nights; sleeps days).

Cheers,

Wayne

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