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I have an old MTD snow blower with a Tecumseh engine. I am going to replace the carburetor. I can buy an OEM for $97. I found a Chinese knockoff on Ebay for $15.99 with good ratings. Has anyone tried one of these Chinese carburetors?
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I have an old MTD snow blower with a Tecumseh engine. I am going to replace the carburetor. I can buy an OEM for $97. I found a Chinese knockoff on Ebay for $15.99 with good ratings. Has anyone tried one of these Chinese carburetors?

I have used a few and found them to work well

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Welcome to the forum MTDed


It would be very helpful if you said what engine you have, HP ?, model, serial #, family # and the part number and or a link to the carb you're thinking of buying.

It's a lot like saying I have a pain, what do you think is causing it ??

I have used a few of the ebay, made in china carbs and I have had very good results.

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Thanks for the welcome. Its an MTD 8-26 model 315E640F00. Tecumseh engine HMSK80. OEM carburetor #632334.
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they are good quality carburetors
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I have an old MTD snow blower with a Tecumseh engine. I am going to replace the carburetor. I can buy an OEM for $97. I found a Chinese knockoff on Ebay for $15.99 with good ratings. Has anyone tried one of these Chinese carburetors?
Most of them work really well. It can be better money spent than on a rebuild kit which will cost the same amount or even more. Espescilly if your existing carburetor is warped or damaged internally
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I can't speak for this specific carb but I'd say you're good.




What I look at is this guy has sold almost 10,000 things, likely not all carbs but he's holding a 99.8 positive feedback rating. I'd open it up and look for any negative remarks on that carb if there are any. Depending on that I wouldn't have a problem slapping one of those on my engine.

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Most of them work really well. It can be better money spent than on a rebuild kit which will cost the same amount or even more. Espescilly if your existing carburetor is warped or damaged internally

I'm a believer in getting the whole carb if it's not that much more than a kit IF the carb you're getting is the same. Some of the replacements are the non adjustable kind and in that case if I have an adjustable carb I'll try anything I can to save it. I hate having to deal with a non adjustable carb doing that annoying hunting or surging whenever it's not under load.
If there is anything physically wrong with the carb than it's a no brainer to go new.
If you only have one machine and aren't likely to be cleaning more, go new it's just easier than learning on the machine you're counting on to be able to get out of your driveway and to work.

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OK. I did it. I just ordered one. The link you posted was the one I was looking at. I 'll let you know how it turns out. It will take about a week to get here. Thanks to all for the responses.
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I have an old MTD snow blower with a Tecumseh engine. I am going to replace the carburetor. I can buy an OEM for $97. I found a Chinese knockoff on Ebay for $15.99 with good ratings. Has anyone tried one of these Chinese carburetors?
I personally used over 20 of these carbs on various Tecumesh engines. I only had one issue with them. 3 missing the internal Welch plug. I have also swapped many fixed jet ones for adjustable ones. hopefully that helps you decide.

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