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'89 Toro 824 38080

I picked-up an '89 Toro 824 38080 Yesterday from CL for $185.




The PO is a small-engine enthusiast so I lucked-out there. I dropped the float bowl this morning and was not disappointed aside from a bowl o-ring that had some dryrot; I have a stockpile...so we're covered. HS mixture was nuts-on, idle-mixture was off by 1/2-turn...no biggie.


RPM's were a little shy at 3200 so I adjusted the throttle to hit 3450-3500 (no load).

The scraper bar is in excellent shape...the PO kept the skids adjusted.

The interlock circuit is completely hosed so I have some parts on order. The drive & auger belts are on their last legs as well.
busted handle interlock:


I'm guessing that this is the interlock module...disconnected to account for the bad keyswitch & handle-switch?:


Besides that, I have a few broken bolts to extract and she'll be "good enough" for the next blizzard...until I do a tear-down / restoration on her.


Overall I'm very satisfied! Very strong engine & mechanically-sound machine!

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i've never seen a used snowblower that didn't need some tlc

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MAZEL TOV on your purchase. it will serve you well!!!!!!!!!: cool:

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Question: Is raising / tilting (leveling) the fuel-tank a common modification? The machine running dry with 1/4 tank of gas is already getting old.
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tilt it so the fuel line connection is at the lowest point. let me know if you need anything...:co ol::cool :

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I have the same model blower. I would think about replacing the fuel line. After 25 years, the inside of the line may be collapsing and restricting fuel flow. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of these machines running without changing the gas tank mounting. Could you post a picture of the tank and fuel shutoff ?
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does yours sputter going down-hill when the tank gets below 1/4 full?

I'll snap some pics the next chance I get...I can tell you that even on a flat surface, the fuel pick-up is located at the highest-point of the tank. That's a little silly .
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IT'S not your fuel tank. the carb has to be cleaned and rebuilt. on the out side chance the float may be sticking or sinking. check it out when you do the carb...it is a tecumsapart right??????

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IT'S not your fuel tank. the carb has to be cleaned and rebuilt. on the out side chance the float may be sticking or sinking. check it out when you do the carb...it is a tecumsapart right??????
Thanks guys! I think you've answered my original question; tilting the tank is not a common modification.

COME ON PS93...I'm throwing you "tecumsapart" softballs here man! I'm just a little irritated by this design...and you're right, I might have a sticky needle/valve (brown truck should be here today).

Maybe I'll put a honkin' fuel filter on that will serve as a collection reservoir during ups-and-downs during a low-fuel condition.
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