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Ariens 10 HP 32 " cut hard starting and wants to bog down under load

I have a 16 or 17 year old 10 HP 32 " width machine.Tecumseh motor .
PROBLEMS :
Hard starting have to use the electric start and keep choking it and then turn off choke, but it takes around 20 tries before it stays up to speed. Next problem once up and running she runs fine until it sees a load and then it almost stalls until I back of of the everything to let it catch up.
New Spark Plug capped.
New original Tecumseh Carburetor.
Fresh high test fuel with stabilizer.
Checked flow to carb with hose off carb plenty of fuel.
I am stumped, does anyone have any ideas ?
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Hi bondobrian,
Welcome to the Forum. Your problem could be any of a number of things. Simplest would be a leaned out carb. If you have an adjustable high speed jet on the bottom of the float, try opening 1/2 turn which is clockwise looking at your machine or counter clockwise if you are standing on your head. Try that and let us know if it behaved any differently. MH

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Welcome to the forum Brian

It's always helpful if you add in the blowers and engines model numbers. Might want to think about adding that to your signature.

I think Motorheads pointing in the right direction with the carb being lean. Is it an adjustable carb ??

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Ever check the valve clearance?

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Hey guys i very much appreciate you input !
The machine is an ariens 1032 Model 924084 Ser # 006525
Engine Tecumseh HMSK100159119T 4342R
I have not checked the valve clearance or compression I will try the carb adjustment firs and then go from there !
Thank you again for the input.
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I have a 16 or 17 year old 10 HP 32 " width machine.Tecumseh motor .
PROBLEMS :
Hard starting have to use the electric start and keep choking it and then turn off choke, but it takes around 20 tries before it stays up to speed. Next problem once up and running she runs fine until it sees a load and then it almost stalls until I back of of the everything to let it catch up.
New Spark Plug capped.
New original Tecumseh Carburetor.
Fresh high test fuel with stabilizer.
Checked flow to carb with hose off carb plenty of fuel.
I am stumped, does anyone have any ideas ?
high test has no advantage for small low compression engines. it actually has less explosive force in it, than regular low octane.
the engine may have a weak ignition coil. they will drive you nuts.
also check the kill switch, make sure it's not shorted to ground.
go over the head bolt torque, I bought a Cadet 268 and it came in running, but with a blown head gasket and loose head bolts.
make sure the fuel filter or outlet petcock in the fuel tank is not blocked.
also make sure there isn't bad fuel in the tank, that picked up water, or ice frozen in there.




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high test has no advantage for small low compression engines.
I'll have to differ on this ONLY because of the area in which I live (Buffalo NY). Around here, high test = no ethanol. No other way to get non-corn gas around these here parts so in our case, there IS an advantage!
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The point is premium in a stock snow blower engine doesn't have any advantage in it's operation.
Ethanol free gas is worth hunting for and if mid or premium is the only way to get it, go for it.

The point was that oxygenated premium doesn't have any advantage to oxygenated regular gas.

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The point is premium in a stock snow blower engine doesn't have any advantage in it's operation.
Ethanol free gas is worth hunting for and if mid or premium is the only way to get it, go for it.

The point was that oxygenated premium doesn't have any advantage to oxygenated regular gas.
Frog, I got it originally....I just suck at using the smile face things to convey that I was half serious about the it. ? On the high test, same goes for using it in today's newer FI car engines, your not getting anything out of it unless again, you're eliminating the evil ethanol if it's actually REAL gas which has an additional effect of stretching mileage by a bit since ethanol isn't as efficient. I envy the states that haven't caved in to the conspiracy concerning ethanol like they have around here.
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back in the old days when people used to buy "dry gas" and pour it in the gas tank of their cars, all dry gas is, was alcohol. it absorbs water.
problem is now it's a permanent part of the gasoline, and they subsidized the Midwestern farming states to produce corn, to make alcohol from it, to add to all the fuel.
it's sort of an inside deal scam, feathering of their own nest, etc. with only marginal cleaner burning qualities.
it really all boils down to follow the money. they cut deals in the back room, and one of them was, if they agreed to a somewhat unconventional health care plan, they'd get the alcohol/corn subsidy.
just about everything you see, read, is angled to get you to buy something today, and has a political spin on it.

in regards to octane, higher octane is only advantageous if the engine has a higher compression ratio, allowing it to get more HP from the higher compression, and the way to do that is with higher octane. high compression needs a slow burn to avoid detonation and ping.

if the engine is low compression, the regular fuel will actually make more power, it burns faster. the best bet in a snowblower is use regular and add stabil to it.

I miss the days of good quality gasoline at the gas station. the gas we get today is really crappy in comparison.




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