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post #1 of 77 Old 06-01-2014, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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arien 520 snow blower broken head bolts

well my neighbor gave me a arien 520 snow blower that doesn't run. it has a tecumseh lh195sp engine. the thing looks to be in mint shape except it didn't seem to be want throw a good spark so i tear into it to reset the gap on the pick up and ended up snapping the heads off a couple of the bolts. now i figure i got to put the head but i am not sure about the best way to remove the bolts. is sticking a nut on them and welding the nut to what is left of the bolt the best way to tackle it? i am not really sure what to do with a aluminum engine. i am just hoping that once i pull the head i don't find more surprises since i couldn't get it to start once i set the gap and started getting decent spark.
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ALOHA to the forms.. do what most of the guys with ariens blowers have done. toss the tecumsapart and get a 99 dollar HF predator engine. I am just running that idea up the old flagpole to see if it flies..

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just get a predator and part out the tecumseh, you will have made enough money to cover the predator and wont have to deal with the pos tecumseh. as a tip, nexty time soak the bolts in some pb blaster, even if they dont appear to need it. i think your engine has a solid state ignition
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well i am hoping to try fixing it for free-cheap first. a new engine would not be in the cards right now.

i had soaked the bolts
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yes, but heres the deal. if you have a month or so to wait, you can part out the tecumseh, post some ads up here, and sell it on ebay. you could get a cheap sae tap and die set from hft for 10 bucks
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well i don't know how long it would be before i could afford a new engine since a new engine would be about $200. snow blower was free. would rather just just see about getting it running or figure out if the engine it shot first. it is the 2nd snow blower that i have got for free but the first not to run after cleaning the carb.
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the HF 6.5 hp motor is only $99 when they are on sale and they always seem to be on sale, just look on harbor freights website or in the circular

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i guess i forgot to mention i am up in Canada. no HF here.
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Here is a link to the service manual. I believe the LH195 is very similar to a HS-50 or HSSK-50. I hope this helps.

http://www.barrettsmallengine.com/ma...headmanual.pdf

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i guess i forgot to mention i am up in Canada. no HF here.
Couldn't you order one from their web site ??

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