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post #41 of 42 Old 11-07-2019, 04:39 PM
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You mean the ribbons on the front or the impeller that chucks the snow? They could have been frozen from water/slush from the last time used, a heated garage or torpedo heater or even hair dryer thaws that out and next time make sure the snow/slush is cleaned out of the impeller housing before storing for the next day.

Oil spewing out is another issue though! Personally you can find new engines online. You can get a 8 hp (now called 1150 as in 11.5 lb-ft torque) B&S engines on the famous auction site for under $200 or a harbor freight 6.5 hp one for about $100. The B&S snow engine series and predator 6.5 hp should bolt up to the chassis of the old blowers with no mods except for maybe a new crankshaft pulley bolt if the threads don't match. The bigger harbor freight ones have a 1" crank vs the 3/4" needed for most all old blowers. Those two also have the same crankshaft distance from engine base as the old engines so you can even reuse the belts, bigger engines will have a taller crankshaft (because of longer stroke).
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post #42 of 42 Old 11-07-2019, 05:22 PM
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Good to see you back, It was tough to see my snapper go also but I had it sit as a backup way too long so sold it to a co-worker and almost cried when he said he left it at the dump when he couldn't get it started, Well much larger machines to clear the snow.... IF I ever get any LOL

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