I got a 2012 Ariens Sno-Tek 24" 920402 in that my neighbor owned, it has a 136cc LCT Stormforce engine on it and the intake valve spring retaining clip on it fractured right in half. That is what put an end to this blower after only 5 years. It also took out the valve stem oil seal with it when it broke.
I checked the parts diagram for this engine for those parts and they are not listed. It appears the only way your getting these parts from LCT is if you buy an entire new head for about $88!
Does anyone know an individual part number for these two parts or some place I can source them without buying the entire head, because I'm not buying a head. I looked all over the internet and on ebay I found one listed for the 163, 208cc MTD engine and it looks like its the same or close for about $4 but its a gamble. The little seal, I have yet to find. Is their a way I can match it up by size or the numbers stamped on the seal. I tried typing those numbers into Google, nothing. Anyone know what size seal it takes?
Or does anyone who works on these often have these parts spare laying around, new or used they can sell and ship to me?
Also be weary of these engine's. After working on one, I can say the quality of them is pretty low overall. If you have a blower with an actual Tecumseh, keep it as long as you can!
Here are photo's of the carnage.
Update, I found this one on ebay which appears will work, I also looked up the Honda GX120 AND 160 and it is this same retainer. Will this work in place of the old broken one?
and will this seal work in place of the old damaged one it measures 10mm outer dia and 6mm inner and that is what mine appears to be using a manual caliper as close as I can measure it.