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Another Predator repower

I just completed my first repower today. I gotta say it was easy. Replaced a "Snow king" Tecumseh 5hp with a Predator 212cc. It was darn near a direct replacement. Only things needed were a 5/16-24 1.25 bolt for the crank pulley, oil, and gas. I also replaced a bolt in the handle after relocating the chute crank mount. The pulleys worked great and only needed to remove a spacer between the first pulley (closest to crank case) and the crank where it goes to 1 inch from 3/4. The new engine runs great, started on second pull.

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Sorry for the blurry sideways pictures....I hope nobody hurt their neck.

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looks like it was meant to be there ! if you ran that machine before the repower......you will be grinning ear to ear the next time you use it !!

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For these repowers, do you guys remove the air filters?
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Yes it's best to remove so that you don't run the risk of having snow plug it up/ice up. If you're a bit handy you can also try to fabricate a heater box to protect the carb from ingesting snow and funnel some warm air to the carbs intake.

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Piece of advice, I repowered an old toro with the same predator 212cc. I had a stuttering issue under load and needed to enlarge the main jet one size.
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For these repowers, do you guys remove the air filters?
I don't remove mine and I never had a problem since I have a small rectangular foam air filter in my non-hemi Predator 212cc. The Hemi version uses a paper and foam element which may be a bit more at risk of freezing up. The Hemi engines has been built up by NR racing with the stage 4 set up to make 15hp out of 212cc. That is some serious HP per CC
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I actually had a Honda clone carb rebuild kit that I got to fix my "old" snowblower (that I sold to my Dad) so I had a replacement main jet. I resized the main jet to 0.030" and didn't install it. I ran out of time to put it in and additionally, I wanted to see how it would run in the cold. Here in Virginia the winter temps aren't quite as cold as Buffalo so I wanted to see what it will do before making mods on a brand new motor. Today it was pretty warm so it's not a fair test. My buddy and I made impeller seals a couple years ago and this little machine will throw snow far but just bogged down and stalled under load. This motor spins faster and will run very well (as the motor on my old Ariens machine did with a similar engine).

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looks like it was meant to be there ! if you ran that machine before the repower......you will be grinning ear to ear the next time you use it !!
I anticipate it will make someone very happy! I did this one to help out a buddy and I know he will clear his driveway, sidewalk, neighbor's sidewalk, driveway, half the road, etc. Yeah, don't ever lend him a chainsaw, he'll cut down all the trees in the neighborhood! That is a true story, BTW.

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