Simplicity Experts??? - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-10-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Simplicity Solid 22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
Simplicity Experts???

Is anyone familiar with Simplicity(previous to Briggs ownership)???

Two questions....Does anyone know breakdown of model and serial numbers??? Modle:1690776 S/N:4945. I would like to know the actual age of my machine. My Tecumseh engine was built on May 6th, 1985
Line D which I belive is original. But does that mean my machine was built around the same time or did Simplicity have my tecumseh engine in stock for a year 86 Simplicity???
Thanks so much for any input.

Second does anyone regardless of brand have any proper tune up tricks...
IE: type of oil for an 85 tecumseh 8 hp...should I use Snow King 4cycle 5W/30(meant for colder weather?) or go buy a nice quaker state or Pennzoil 5w 30??? Do any of you use oil additives or bad for engine??
What about fuel additives (Briggs and Stratton fresh start plus(ethanol treatment or???)Should I use fuel teatment all the time or??
Any sure fire tricks of the trade??

By the way Briggs was of no help at all...they had no knowledge of my machine...they seemed to only have knowledge from when they took over and added their 10 digit S/N. I gave my model number/S/N and the guy told me it was a 96-98...Um...No!!!

Any and all input is greatly appreciated...Many Thanks!

Last edited by Simplicity Solid 22; 12-10-2012 at 01:00 PM.
Simplicity Solid 22 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-10-2012, 02:24 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,612
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 4
Thanks (Received): 137
Likes (Given): 14
Likes (Received): 322
Misc

Can't speak to your blower but I have some experience with Tecumseh engines. I use a good quality 5w30 oil. I have not heard or had any issues with any if you stick to a brand name oil. Some also like synthetics but I've not tried them.

One thing I have noted is the Tecumseh's I have do not like ethenol blend gas. I'm running 100% gas with Seafoam mixed per their directions. I get the gas at my local gas station, listed for small engines and collector cars. It definitely makes a difference for me so I'm sticking with it.

Hope that helps.

Paul
HCBPH is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-10-2012, 04:43 PM
Moderator
 
detdrbuzzard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: 42.23n/83.33w/636
Posts: 6,564
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 213
Thanks (Received): 293
Likes (Given): 1631
Likes (Received): 571
i used lucas 5w-30 when i did oil changes on the 826 toro and the 5.5/24 craftsman

current machines
1-toro2450E-38419. 1-toro3000E-38435. 1-toro 3650E-38445
2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
1-.............,TORO XL 624ps..............
1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
william
detdrbuzzard is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-10-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Simplicity Solid 22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 530
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 1
Thanks for the advice guys....Paul, do you just put seafoam in your gas as per directed and you just leave it in and you are good to go??
Simplicity Solid 22 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome