Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
My Tecumseh 8hp flathead and 10hp OHV engines have spent time in the service position. Bucket/nose down, wheels in the air.
Never gave me issues with either one.
However, I close the fuel shutoffs and run the carbs dry on my machines when I shut them down. So the carb doesn't drain onto the ground in this position. I also put a plastic bag over the fuel tank fill opening, then screw the cap on, to keep the gas from dripping out the vent. If there is not much in the tank, this may not be an issue.
With the 10hp OHV in this position for multiple days, I started to get a few drips of oil on the ground, from the governor shaft, I believe. So I put a plastic bag under that area. Make sure the dipstick is screwed in tight!
But it never gave me any trouble. If you put it back on the wheels and *immediately* started it, maybe that would do something weird, I don't know. I don't need to start them again that quickly, if I've just had them on the their noses.
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