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post #1 of 5 Old 09-28-2015, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Talking I'm so bad.

I went a week ago and bought a new 212 HF engine. Read the owners manual that evening and figured I would get a start installing it on Monday. Well the weather has been so nice for this time of year I just could not bring myself to put the motor on a snow blower.
I removed the old wore out 8hp B/S off my log splitter and put it on that instead.
That was a chore, Old B/S engine shaft sits taller and the foot print is bigger so I had to redrill the mounting plate shim the engine but for me to deem it safe it wasn't enough to line up with the pump. I redid the pump mount to lower it to match the 212 shaft.
Finished it up added oil and gas, Sure was disappointed after reading all the reviews how easy it started the first time and here I am on 20 some pulls and it didn't even fire. Decided I would prime the cylinder with some gas and got the plug wrench from the tool box walk out to pull the plug and THE LIGHT BULB WENT OFF. I had an elder moment and forgot this small engine has a REAL ON OFF switch. Well one pull it is running and I just had to get it to my split pile. Works great.
Decided I am going to go buy another engine for the snow blower this week. I had told the wife I was just going to split wood then swap the engine to the blower for this year.
Well after the mounting changes I decided I won't.


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i have done that so many times before
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That or forget to open the gas valve.

Especially the ones mounted to the bottom of the tank out of sight !!

Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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I make it a habit to turn the switch back on after i turn the motor off. This way if i forget to check when i go to start the engine it doesn't matter.
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I'm sure glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has those "Elder Moments". But hey, just think of the great exercise we get by repeatedly pulling on the starter rope before that light bulb goes off. Has to be some benefit in that, don't you suppose?

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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