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post #1 of 16 Old 12-05-2016, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Tecumseh vs. new chinese

I was just wondering if anybody knows if there's a noticeable difference in power in a old 8.5 Tecumseh compared to the new Chinese made lct engines? I'm asking because I used to have a 12 year old 8526 Ariens,but I sold it and I'm in getting a new Ariens deluxe 24 with the 254cc.i was wondering if the 1 or so hp less in the new Snowthro,will be a big power loss..thanks

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the 8.5 tech was probably overrated by at least 1 hp, maybe more. the chonda will make more hp per cc . jmo

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i think that without putting both motors on a dyno it would be hard to tell

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Can find parts for tecumseh


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Can find parts for tecumseh


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Why are parts for the lct engines not available? How do dealers and small engine repair shops repair them? Or are they like tvs now a days once they break you junk them?

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Bingo, a cubcadet I got had a Chinese on it, changed it it right quick to a Tecumseh


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Bingo, a cubcadet I got had a Chinese on it, changed it it right quick to a Tecumseh


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Just wondering how long before parts for tecumsehs start drying up

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Just wondering how long before parts for tecumsehs start drying up


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I have never heard of parts availability issues with LCT engines. They are supported by Lauson power products and their extensive parts network.

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This is not a direct comparison to an old Tecumseh but I can say that my new Toro lawn mover with the 159cc mulches better than the Toro I had before which had a B&S 190cc. My backyard has some pretty thick grass and my new mover doesn't bog down like the old one did. I'm guessing this has to do more with the 159cc being OHV.

Want to mention to that the old mower was a Toro recycler 22 inch and the new one is Super Recycler which is 21 inch. I suppose the extra inch would make some difference plus the deck design is different, the new one has these pyramid shaped things that are suppose to direct the clippings back into the blade.

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