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Tecumseh Engine Model?

Hello all;
I was able to recently purchase a used Craftsman 26" wide scoop with a 9 HP Tecumseh engine on her.
I am trying to find out more information on the actual engine (i.e. model number, etc.) but am not having much luck so far.

The model # for the Craftsman is 536.886260 and the Serial # is 916505485.
I am guessing this unit is about 6 or 7 years old but I can't be sure.
Any help would be most appreciated.

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look on top of the engine cover just behind the sparkplug ( standing behind the blower at the controls ) for the tecumseh engine model number

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If it's newer than 2004,
http://www.tecumsehpower.com/Custome...NumberSpec.pdf

If it's older or possibly had an engine swap, look along the recoil shroud for a stamped into the metal number series.
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Gentlemen;
I just got off the phone with a Tecumseh support person and I told him i thought it was around 7 years old.
He told me to look for a sticker below the throttle control (rabbit/turtle) down
low near where the engine mounts onto the chassis.
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Gentlemen;
I just got off the phone with a Tecumseh support person and I told him i thought it was around 7 years old.
He told me to look for a sticker below the throttle control (rabbit/turtle) down
low near where the engine mounts onto the chassis.
try checking all three places, one of us has got to be right

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Some googling suggests its probably around 15 years old.
from about 2000:

What year model is my Craftsman snow thrower model 536.886260? | ShopYourWay

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sscotsman;
Woah! if you are correct then the man that sold me this blower lied outright.
It looks like it really had not been used that much.

If it is 15 yrs. old, what should I be doing for maintenance before winter hits?
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Woah! if you are correct then the man that sold me this blower lied outright.
It looks like it really had not been used that much.
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stupidity is a bit harsh..in this case "ignorance" would be the better word to use..It's possible the seller lied! It's also possible he simply had no clue how old it was..see this thread for more on this phenomenon:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...lower-age.html

I give it about 30/70 odds lied/ignorance.

The Tecumseh engine numbers will tell the tale!

And age isnt a huge deal to snowblowers..condition, previous owner care, and current owner care are significanatly more important than age..there are a lot of 40 year old snowblowers that are in much better shape than some 10 year old ones..and IMO, after 10 years, age doesn't much impact the price.
15, 20, 30, 40 year old snowblowers are often of similar value, if condition and features are similar..

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i found my serial number on the "driver side" of the engine down by the cover covering the carburetor its a sticker labeled Warning in orange.
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I agree with Scot 100%- don't worry on the age.. condition is most important..Unless you bought it for just re-sale as everybody's first question is-'how old is it'. But you bought it to use it so just look at the condition of things. I have a 36 yo blower that I wouldn't trade for a newer one even with money to boot because I know it is solid as a rock with very low wear. Enjoy your purchase this winter.
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