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Tecumseh Snow King or Briggs which is better?

I just bought a used 2008 Pro 13 HP 32LE 75th anniversery Ariens as a older guy had it not used much ,even the muffer was still silver. It is like show room condition . It has the Tecumseh snowking 360 CC in it and wow used it today and almost could throw the snow over my house!
It has a cast iron Bore,what does that mean? Must be good?
Starts so easy! Very quiet as last week had a old 1999 Crafstman and needed ear plugs to use it, so loud! It was a 11 hp 31 inch and would bog down in a foot snow bank,junk!

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Cast iron bore means the bore or hole the piston moves up & down in is either cast iron as in a cast iron block. Or which is more likely a cast iron sleeve pressed into a block made of some other material, such as aluminum. Either way is very good.

I'm sure one the folks here that works on those Tecumseh engines could be more specific.

Congratulations are your very nice find.

Which is better??? I don't know. I've had both and liked both.

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both briggs and tecumseh made engines with a cast iron bore. The aluminum block is cast, then machined and the iron sleeve is pressed into the aluminum block.

It wears a lot better than other metals.

The new engines are ohv, overhead valve engines, quieter. the older ones were flathead engines typically louder.

I bet that 11 hp "junk" could be a powerhouse if gone through to get it back up to par.
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"old 1999 Crafstman and needed ear plugs to use it, so loud! It was a 11 hp 31 inch and would bog down in a foot snow bank,junk!"

I have two from the 70's, 10hp 32" 3 stage and they both do quite well. As Td5771 said, it's more likely the machine has been neglected, blame the owner not the machine.

Congratulations on your purchase, sounds like you got a deal.

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[QUOTE=Winter;103322]I just bought a used 2008 Pro 13 HP 32LE 75th anniversery Ariens as a older guy had it not used much ,even the muffer was still silver. It is like show room condition . It has the Tecumseh snowking 360 CC in it and wow used it today and almost could throw the snow over my house!
It has a cast iron Bore,what does that mean? Must be good?
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Bought the same except a DLE and 30" with hardly any use.
As mentioned with many, starts first pull.

Snow Removal Apparatus I own:
Ariens ST1530DLE, and good ole arm powered scrapper.
The 15 HP is a new Ducar engine sold
by Princess Auto in Canada.

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BRIGGS engines are the only type I will run up here in the FROZEN TUNDRA. those tecumsaparts were always gutless wonders up here.

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BRIGGS engines are the only type I will run up here in the FROZEN TUNDRA. those tecumsaparts were always gutless wonders up here.
Yeah. Can we agree to disagree.

Now we have offshore crap. Thank the free trade agreement.

i'm cool yep cool i am Nothing like a side popper tec It just has a cool flat head sound.
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I just bought a used 2008 Pro 13 HP 32LE 75th anniversery Ariens as a older guy had it not used much ,even the muffer was still silver. It is like show room condition . It has the Tecumseh snowking 360 CC in it and wow used it today and almost could throw the snow over my house!
It has a cast iron Bore,what does that mean? Must be good?
Starts so easy! Very quiet as last week had a old 1999 Crafstman and needed ear plugs to use it, so loud! It was a 11 hp 31 inch and would bog down in a foot snow bank,junk!
Shh! Not too loud. There are folks that don't know that there are good Tecumseh engines out there.
Truth is there are good and bad engines made by all manufacturers. The most problematic engines I ever had to deal with were Briggs engines. I've had a minor problem or two with Tecs, Kohlers and bigger problems with Briggs. Have owned about equal numbers of all. Probably more Tecs than anything.

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