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Need New Engine

I have an older ST1028LE I purchased at Home Depot years ago. The engine was noisy from day one and blew the first 2 ft of the first storm the following year. Home Depot said I needed to go through Tecumseh and they said I had to go through Home Depot saying, the floor models have no oil and everyone and their uncle pulls on the recoil. I went out and bought a replacement snowblower and had the engine sitting in the garage ever since.

Well, I decided to see if I could rebuild it and found the case had cracked around the starter mount. I'm not sure if it's worth rebuilding and wondering if someone could lead me toward a replacement. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 78 Old 12-17-2018, 02:52 PM
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Have a look at harbor frieght or princess auto. Other than that , look for a rusted out machine with a suitable engine on the cheap.

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Might be helpful to add a location to your profile so we have an idea of what might be possible for giving you leads or where shipping would be reasonable.

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It sounds like the rod let go....order a rod on E-bay, new I last paid $28....tap the crack in the block so it is flush with the outside of the engine and use three coats of JBWeld very thin. Install new rod and go....make sure you open the case before you order the rod...may be more damage to the motor then just the rod.
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@cranman I have a mig welder...I suppose I could weld it. It's a long crack that goes across the starter mounting area and down a bit on each side. I'm not sure I would trust JB for that.
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I've done a dozen with JB weld...I have aluminum welding capability , but JB weld works great....just has to keep the oil in.....I'll bet a 3 inch strip of Flexseal would do it.....
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Do a google search for snowblower engine 10HP.

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This may help. http://nh.craigslist.org/for/d/engin...747192088.html
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I like the Chondras, but being cheap, I'd fix the Tec if fixable.....
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Would like to see photos of the crack but it sounds like it might be salvageable. I haven't tried the JB trick but I've come across a lot of guys who have. If the crank is good then a new rod and some JB and you could be good to go. I've read about ways to polish the crank to remove any aluminum from the crank and leave the journal clean for a new rod.

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