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post #1 of 2 Old 09-09-2019, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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craftsman 88100 with predator 6.5hp engine

purchased a used snow thrower, a craftsman 8hp 27" unit and it was cheap $100... but the original engine ( 8hp with electric start) was dead so owner installed a harbor freight predator 212cc 6.5p pull start. machine works but has the following issues.

1) reverse is faster than forward.
2) does not throw snow as far as the original engine.

is there a way to get the predator engine to give out higher rpms to toss the snow farther?
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Reverse Issue is a Friction Wheel Adjustment. As far as Throwing, Check the Belt Tension. Might be loose, or bearing might be bad. 212 is a bit small for a 27" machine, but might work ok if everything else is right.
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