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post #1 of 6 Old 11-30-2018, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Carb rebuild kit needed for older Eska 5 hp snowblower

Hi, I inherited the above snowblower from a friend, and would like to get it going before things get hairy with the snow. The machine has spark, and the starter motor cranks the engine. It was stored in a poorly constructed outdoor shed for several years. Add to that the alcohol- based oxygenated gas up here, and it's a recipe for disaster. I'm sure this is a very common Walbro carburetor or similar. Carb has a float bowl, and I would send a picture, but am unsure if this forum allows that. This is my first post.
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P.S. engine is Tecumseh. P.S.S. Looks like I can add pictures.
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I'd be stunned if a Tecumseh kit 31840 wasn't the correct kit. I've used the kit thrice, worked perfect each time.

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If it the original carb it should be a 31840 kit.
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Thank you gentlemen! I ended of trying to find something online with the ID #'s I had over the weekend, and the "H50" Tecumseh engine code seemed to be the key. I decided to buy a new carb, as the throttle shaft was very corroded on the old, and I didn't think I could free it up enough to be governable by the engine. There were a dozen company selling the same carb for $10, and I figured I couldn't go wrong at that price. I'm sure they're a Chinese knockoff, but it looked highly similar to what I have. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!
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So I replaced the carb with the new one I bought online. That worked wonders, and the engine started and ran well. The only problem I ran into was the choke lever. It was not oriented correctly for my application, so I put the old lever back on. That was OK, but the detents on the choke lever cam were still off. So I put the new lever back on, and bent the lever back all the way to clear the shroud that housed the throttle and governor controls. I'll just operate without the cosmetic shroud that now won't allow access to the choke lever. Looking forward to the next snow up here - it's looking like a brown Xmas!
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