Hello all. Merry Christmas. This is what I have: Ariens 1332LE with SnowKing Tecumseh OH358SA, 223842F. DOM is 05253CB0037. The best I can tell is that the current carb is a model 640105. As I remember (??) it ran OK last winter. Now it surges bad (some people call it hunting). My first question is: how do you get the carb off? It has only 2 bolts that are torx heads and there is no room for a torx tool. Maybe there is a special thin torx tool? Anyway that will get me started. I actually got the bolts loose by using vicegrip pliers...don't like to do that and don't want to do that to tighten then back on. Any one else have this problem? John
On some models it's easier to remove the intake manifold at the engine rather than removing the carb from the manifold. Can you post any photos? It normally doesn't require special tools or techniques to remove a Tecumseh carb in my experience.
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Originally Posted by rod330 View Post
Join Date: Feb 2017
as i recall you put them on the other direction and then have room to get at them better
you can also get rid of the torx if you choose
I had the same blower
clean the carb or buy a new one for 14 bucks
I raised engine rpm to 3825 rpm with imp kit was throwing close to 60 feet great motor 17 ish lb ft torq always started 1 pull
Thanks 1132le. Can't put bolts in reverse...they bolt directly to block...no manifold and no way to get to "other side". I replaced torx bolts with allen head bolts and can use ball-end allen wrenches to tighten them up, but only can hope it got them tight enough. Haven't started it yet to see if carb cleaning fixed the surge problem. Spark plug did indicate lean mixture ( white). No way to vent garage so will move outdoors tomorrow to start and check out. But am still really wondering about how others got those bolts out? See ya all back here tomorrow.