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Re-powering My Ariens Sno Thro 6 HP

Hello Folks.
My old Ariens Sno Thro with a Tecumseh 6 HP Snow Blower is burning oil, leaks fuel and stalls. I think it's time for my snow blower to receive a new heart.
Here is one on Ebay that I am considering. This motor has a pull start only.
What do you think?
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A hundred $ harbor freight worked for my 1968 ariens. Sadly it's probably a better engine
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If you want a cheap, easy fix, the Harbor Freight option is hard to beat. However, none of your current engine's ills appear terminal terminal. MH

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If you want to re-power you have a good reason but rebuilding or replacing the carb would likely take care of the leak and stall and you could do the engine this summer if you chose to.

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i would go with the predator, you can get one for around $100 and they are more reliable and better built then any tecumseh. lets not make this into another engine brand bash thread, lets just help the guy
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Repower with a Predator can be done "over the weekend" and up and running. I think it's much quicker if you only have the one machine to use.

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If you want to re-power you have a good reason but rebuilding or replacing the carb would likely take care of the leak and stall and you could do the engine this summer if you chose to.
What about the oil burning? I had an 8hp Briggs that would eventually foul it spark plug and puffed blue smoke once in a while while it was running. Most likely valve guides. Right now I have a Predator 212cc sitting on the snow blower and it works great.

This is a video of it blowing snow. This is a 26 inch Montgomery Ward (Gilson) unitrol machine

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Doing the carb is quick, simple, plenty of how to videos and fairly cheap. Keeps the machine in the game for now. Could even buy a new one. Doesn't solve the oil burning but the leaking fuel is my big concern.

As we all know to cure the burning it might be a clogged breather or guides or rings that are likely just old and worn. Either you want to keep that engine since it "fits" and you rebuild with rings or replace. Some people don't have the room, time or skills to do a motor swap. I'm just offering alternatives.

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This guy is in Canada. Princess Auto has the Power Fist 7HP snowblower engine he should look at as well.

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in that case, get the 196cc powerfist, or this predator from ebay

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