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Wasp WY650 6.5hp Motor

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I picked up a new Wasp WY650 6.5hp motor with a electric starter at a country auction last week for $50. It looks like a Predator 6.5 hp from Harbor Freight.
Can't find any information on it on the internet.
The motor has good compression. It had been sitting around for a long time because the spark plug had some surface rust.
I filled the (2) oil fill holes with 10w30 oil. Also, the motor has (2) drain plugs.
I also put some fresh oil in the spark plug hole.
What battery do I use to hook up the starter?
Where can I get a service manual for this motor?
I plan to replace my tired Ariens 6hp Sno Thro motor with the new Wasp.
All replies will be greatly appreciated.
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Great price.

You should be able to use any 12 volt lawn and garden tractor, motorcycle or car battery.
I think you're right about the Predator heritage but I couldn't find any info on adding a starter to the smaller (6.5Hp) engine. I'm guessing it should be the same starter as on the larger Predator engine. Might check out harbor freight to see if they have a manual on line for their engines.

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Just like Kiss said, any 12V small battery should work.
On the manual, looks like the wasp company went out of bussines, therefore no info is available. A predator manual may work for that engine.

Here is a manual for a predator.

http://manuals.harborfreight.com/man...9999/69730.pdf

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or use the honda gx200 manual. if i were you i would also replace the spark plug with an ngk bpr6es because i find the generic plugs in them to be junk
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I agree on the NGK spark plug.
Here is the honda manual.

http://cdn.powerequipment.honda.com/...s/37Z4F603.pdf


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What wasn't mentioned:

A lot of multi purpose engines have multiple oil fill and drain plugs. That doesn't mean you put oil in both, that just means they are designed that way because the manufacturer has no idea what you will be mounting it to and one of them might be blocked.

Even though the engine is equipped for a 12v starter doesn't mean you need to hook the battery up. You should be able to run it just fine without the battery.

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Thank you people for your help. Looks like I bought a orphan motor. Anything is better than my oil burning/knocking old Tecumseh 6hp motor. Yes, I will change my plug.
Will post some photos soon of my Sno Thro with a new heart.
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AND,,, because it has a starter it means you have a charging system and can use that to power a light !!

As above the multiple fill and drains are in case something is blocked on the specific installation you use it for.

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AND,,, because it has a starter it means you have a charging system and can use that to power a light !!

As above the multiple fill and drains are in case something is blocked on the specific installation you use it for.
SUPER! Haven't seen a low oil switch. Like to install one. Can I purchase the switch? Dread the thought of running out of oil.

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I did some further research on my Wasp WY650 6.5hp engine. It was sold by a local company called Tool Town here in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The engine is almost a exact duplicate of the Honda GX 120. Of course, the Wasp motor is made in China. I think the parts from the Wasp engine can be inter-changed with the Honda. Correct me if I am wrong.
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