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Greetings! New guy from Eastern WA/Northern ID here. After the winter we had, I decided to bite the bullet and get a blower. Just picked up a used MTD 5/22. It's older, looks like early 2000s?

The blower came from an estate sale. The gal who's dad owned it said "great shape, everything works, less than 10 hours I'm sure"... the usual bs. But it started first pull and everything worked at a glance so I offered $260 and took it home.

No idea how many hours are on it. Just at first glance I could tell the scraper is shot and the shoes are way out of adjustment. It also has this oil leak from a hose near the carb. It didn't start leaking until I got it home (of course). I'd like to show you guys and help me figure out what this tube is and why it leaks continually. Looks like a gas/oil mixture. Could be crankcase vent? It's stored in a shed so maybe the heat makes it expand?

Thanks!
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Hello Carl & a big WELCOME ABOARD from The Great Lakes State of Michigan!


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New to me MTD 5/22. Problems...

Greetings! Just picked up a used MTD 5/22. It's older, looks like early 2000s?

The blower came from an estate sale. The gal who's dad owned it said "great shape, everything works, less than 10 hours I'm sure"... the usual bs. But it started first pull and everything worked at a glance so I offered $260 and took it home.

No idea how many hours are on it. Just at first glance I could tell the scraper is shot and the shoes are way out of adjustment. It also has this oil leak from a hose near the carb. It didn't start leaking until I got it home (of course). I'd like to show you guys and help me figure out what this tube is and why it leaks continually. Looks like a gas/oil mixture. Could be crankcase vent? It's stored in a shed so maybe the heat makes it expand?

Also, electric start doesn't work. Any tips?

Thanks!

(Moderator note: Carl has two introduction posts in this thread because two threads were combined into this one thread, since they have similar topics.)
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Hello Carl,

Welcome, and a warning, as a returning member snow blower attraction sickness is contagious around here, just ask me ha, ha!

That rubber hose should connect to a barbed fitting near or on the carburator from the crankcase breather I think-the one on my 16 hp Briggs + Stratton industrial engine is huge in comparison. If you could post the engine model number that would help us all to help you.

Until we know which model engine you have we are going in circles and the last thing you need is an engine fire from spilled fuel.

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Engine model is shown in one of the photos:

Tecumseh
model: HSSK50
serial: 67324N
DOM: 4241 (then more number cut off on the photo)

Engine made in 2004.
2005 model year snowblower.

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Thanks for the replies! I will check on the carb for a barbed connection for the hose to go. Any idea why it is leaking when it isn't running?
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The primer bulb was my second later thought too. Drain the old oil and old gas and use high test fuel-I use high test for the 25 to one mixed gas I use and straight gas with Sea Foam for the Toro push mower and the LA115
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Greetings! Just picked up a used MTD 5/22. It's older, looks like early 2000s?

The blower came from an estate sale. The gal who's dad owned it said "great shape, everything works, less than 10 hours I'm sure"... the usual bs. But it started first pull and everything worked at a glance so I offered $260 and took it home.

No idea how many hours are on it. Just at first glance I could tell the scraper is shot and the shoes are way out of adjustment. It also has this oil leak from a hose near the carb. It didn't start leaking until I got it home (of course). I'd like to show you guys and help me figure out what this tube is and why it leaks continually. Looks like a gas/oil mixture. Could be crankcase vent? It's stored in a shed so maybe the heat makes it expand?

Also, electric start doesn't work. Any tips?

Thanks!
Start looking on E-bay for a new starter. it will cost you more to try and fix the old 1. than E-bay route. it could be a breather tube but I have never seen 1 that long and looking like a fuel line. the pic you posted of it is a little hard to see there. might just have to remove the carb for a better looksee around in there. looks like you will have to put a new scraper bar and shoes on it also. better check out those belts.

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