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My ST1032

First, sorry for my bad english, I hope you understand

I bought a ST1032 for some days ago. And I dont know so much about this type.

It is really hard to start on cold motor, but when I get it running it runs fine.
It backfires a bit when I adjusts down the throttle.
There is a hose from the valve cover to the carb that got som cracks. What is the function to this hose?
And it dont throw the snow so far away, just a few meters. I`ve put on a home made impeller kit, and it did help a bit.
Any tips for some of this?

It have been repainted of a previous owner, but maybe someone can se what year model this is?














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Nice machine !!

I would tip it up so you can see the carburetor and check to see if the primer hose is still attached to the carb. As a machine ages it's very common for the hose to get saturated with gas and expand, deteriorate and fall off.

Have you checked the auger belt for wear ??


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Nice machine !!

I would tip it up so you can see the carburetor and check to see if the primer hose is still attached to the carb. As a machine ages it's very common for the hose to get saturated with gas and expand, deteriorate and fall off.

Have you checked the auger belt for wear ??

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that motor (briggs) might not have a primer.

You can try turning-out the main jet by 1/8th of a turn (Counterclockwise) to make it more rich at start-up. Once its running, turn it back to the original position.


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The short throwing distance sounds like a worn, misadjusted belt or the engine not running at full RPMs.
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This one have no primer.
I will check the belts and the main jet

Anyone who knows the function to this hose from the valve cover to the carb?
It is very bad




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that hose is a breather tube, it helps to recycle crankcase gases that were unburnt to be reburnt. i really wouldnt worry about it

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that hose is a breather tube, it helps to recycle crankcase gases that were unburnt to be reburnt. i really would worry about it
really "would".....or really "wouldnt" ?

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Hi again.

What is "normal" fuel consumption to this machine?
Mine have used about 5 litres for 3 hours. Is that a bit much..?
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Hi again.

What is "normal" fuel consumption to this machine?
Mine have used about 5 litres for 3 hours. Is that a bit much..?
It's a big engine. I haven't tracked my fuel usage closely, but 5 liters (1.3 gallons) in 3 hours doesn't really seem excessive to me, especially if the blower was working hard during those 3 hours.

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