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post #31 of 39 Old 01-29-2016, 02:48 PM
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HUH? That's interesting if it was truly what was going on - sounds like it is/was. I'm going to try and file this one in my memory banks because I have no doubt somebody will drag one in to me for repair and I would be chasing my tail too!! Thanks for the updates! Hope you don't have any more issues......



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Looks like I'll be doing the carb job in the near future. Also do you guys do anything special as far as fuel treatment? I usually burn off the remaining fuel once winter is over. Should I be using a stabilizer? or ethanol free fuel?

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always use ethanol free fuel when possible. It sucks in moisture and eats the rubber.....
I would just drain it down at the end of the season and forget all that stabilizer stuff. Save yourself some grief...




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I am following this thread. I have a 2006 Husqvarna 8024STE with the same B&S engine and exactly the same symptoms and problems as the other posters. I have read everything I could find on how to fix it. I have done pretty much everything except for changing the carburetor. Some people claim to have renewed the carburetor withouth getting rid of the problems, while others claim that a new carburetor did fix the problem. I am being perplexed.......
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update: Carb kit has FIXED the problem

Today was the perfect condition for carb icing.
35 degF just after a 6" wet snowfall.

Machine ran for more than one hour non-stop.
No faltering or stalling.

And as owners of this type of snow blower know, the discharge chute
will dump a fair share of snow back onto the motor through the jointed section of the chute.

If you have done the carb upgrade, and your motor stills 'stalls when wet',
please post !!!!


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Today was the perfect condition for carb icing.
35 degF just after a 6" wet snowfall.

Machine ran for more than one hour non-stop.
No faltering or stalling.

And as owners of this type of snow blower know, the discharge chute
will dump a fair share of snow back onto the motor through the jointed section of the chute.

If you have done the carb upgrade, and your motor stills 'stalls when wet',
please post !!!!
Thank you for the update. If it wasn't my backup blower I would take action for sure. Right now I'm trying to decide between the carb upgrade or the bigger predator swap (I think it's 8 horse?) When my 8.5 briggs does run I feel that it boggs to easily.

How is the power from your 8.5 after the carb swap? Briggs did lose a class action suit because they over rated many motors including this one so I know it's really 8 HP at best.

Most people are going to do whatever they want. What I find entertaining is how people justify what they do.
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scipper77, I took the chance on buying a new carburetor for my 8,5 HP B&S engine. It turned out to become a completely new engine when it comes to behaviour. I haven`t noticed any power reduction. If you are interested you may want to read the thread I created: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ning-lean.html
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In my years of experience when a small engine is running and snow is sticking to it on top, you're likely to ice up. We run all Cat engines, tractors, small engines with a canvas heat housing around them. A small engine must also breathe warm DRY air. That's why they build a stove around the carburetor on a small winter engine. On your car they bring warm air from the stove around the manifold too.
I'm repeating myself but put a cloth in the path of the air going into the flywheel grill for 15 minutes. You'll see how much snow collects on the cloth. Your engine warms up also. Looks don't matter here if your life is at risk. Remember a warm carburetor does NOT ice up! I saw a driver on a timber jack, with an 18 mile run, battle wolves after he froze his engine in 1969. I saw this lesson live! My Sears 5 HP Tecumseh didn't run five minutes without it on. It becomes worse as the temperature falls.

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Congratulations and thanks for the detailed info on your other post.

You probably noticed the spacer between the carb and the motor.
The PLASTIC spacer, or at least, it is not made of metal and therefore does not conduct much engine heat.

Yes for me, the motor runs smoother and quieter and has no loss of power.
Does not bog down in a plow bank or End of Driveway.
Throws wet snow 10-15 ft, and dry snow 25+. As it did before the mod.
That flimsy plastic chute will probably hamper the throwing of wet snow.


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