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post #2 of Old 01-14-2017, 06:57 PM
Mike C.
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Can you provide the exact model number and spec number for that engine.Awfully hard to help diagnose a problem without knowing exactly what engine is being discussed.

I'm curious especially in that I didn't know Tecumseh made a 5.5 hp engine,but I'm not that familiar with Tecumseh's later engine models anyway.Regardless,the troubleshooting methods are basically the same for all.

You have to keep in mind that these engines use a compression release device that holds one of the valves slightly open for easy starting .As rpm's increase,the device de-activates and the engine achieves full compression for optimum power.
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