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Forum: Murray Snowblowers   01-21-2018, 10:53 AM
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Posted By classiccat
If that helps you sleep at night then...

If that helps you sleep at night then sure...carbon :grin::grin::grin:

If we're speculating, my 1st guess is that it was a rich carb setting & perhaps the rate that you went from idle to high...
Forum: Murray Snowblowers   01-05-2018, 02:36 PM
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Posted By classiccat
I've used Cu permatex spray on the head gasket in...

I've used Cu permatex spray on the head gasket in the past but I'm not sure it's necessary. I've actually stopped using it on more recent builds and I still get great compression. I guess it's...
Forum: Murray Snowblowers   01-03-2018, 10:56 PM
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Posted By classiccat
I can't find a specification for an HMSK105.....

I can't find a specification for an HMSK105.. however the HMSK100 (10hp) & HMSK110 (11hp) are as follows:

the crankshaft spec at the PTO bearing is (min to max) 1.3745 to 1.3750" (same dimension...
Forum: Murray Snowblowers   01-03-2018, 07:40 AM
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Posted By classiccat
I'm intrigued by the oversized piston (0.010"). ...

I'm intrigued by the oversized piston (0.010"). It would suggest rebuild but you've had it since new.

The governor gear marring hopefully came from assembly when they tried to mesh it with the...
Forum: Murray Snowblowers   01-02-2018, 08:56 PM
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Posted By classiccat
Yep, you're about an hour away. There are a...

Yep, you're about an hour away. There are a handful of active members from the capital region.

I think we hit 20 today... almost T-shirt weather!
Forum: Murray Snowblowers   01-02-2018, 08:32 PM
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Posted By classiccat
brother grunt had a good suggestion...maybe...

brother grunt had a good suggestion...maybe something got slapped around the shroud / flywheel.

since it's still apart, inspect the governor spool closely to make sure that it did not grenade,...
Forum: Murray Snowblowers   01-02-2018, 07:00 PM
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Posted By classiccat
welcome! that's pretty typical carbon...

welcome!

that's pretty typical carbon build-up for an engine this age.

good on you for jumping right in!

Unless it ingested something (you'd see ding marks on the head/piston), it could it...
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