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Hello, I was wondering if its normal for a Tecumseh engine to make your clothes smell like smoke really bad after snowblowing? I recently just did an engine rebuild hoping that this would help the engine to stop making my clothes reek of oil. I just want to be able to use it without worrying about
taking a shower after every time I use it. Is this normal? If not, do you guys have any suggestions on what I can do? I just put in new pistion rings, a new piston, and the valve clearance on the valves are good.

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Not at all. Or at least my wife or I haven't noticed. And she lets me know when I smell like oil or engine related scents. Just a few questions. Are you using a cab, is your muffler pointing towards you, and are you using the correct oil?Without excessive oil buring do to bad internals, or wrong oil, exhaust has to be the culprit.

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I do not use a cab. The muffler is on the side of the engine and blows exhaust to the side. I am using 5w30 conventional oil. When I took the engine apart, I even removed any engine sludge and carbon deposits.
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I'm afraid that some Tecumseh engines are REALLY smelly.

I have one on a snowblower that runs superbly, but my clothes reek afterwards.


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I never noticed...but then I have always liked the smell of a gasoline engine.

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you are working beside the exhaust....just a few feet away ! unless you can keep the muffler downwind, yer clothes will say youve been out running OPE. jmo

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My Tec 5.5 hp, which runs excellent, makes my clothes smell. I am running stabilizer, so that my be some of the reason. Make sure that the choke is off completely. Maybe add a sheet metal baffle to direct the exhaust further to the side.

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If you just rebuilt it maybe it's just a matter of getting a few hours on it to let the rings seat and seal.

After about 5 hours you might want to dump the conventional and go with synthetic.

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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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I had a two-stroke single-stage before the one I have now and got rid of it for this very reason: there's nothing worse than smelling strongly of oily 2-stroke exhaust after blowing out the driveway.

My little LH195SP Tec smells a bit but it's not nearly as bad as the oiler was. Perhaps the others are right: let it break in a bit or consider re-routing or diverting the exhaust in a different direction.
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The 5 HP TEC on my old Ariens is a stinky sucker as well. I use the same gas in my new Cub Cadet, and it doesn't smell as bad.

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