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Hey guys, i picked up a a real clean Troy-Bilt 42010. The date on it is 1995. It worked and started up fine yesterday when i picked it up but today itís wonít run for longer than 5 seconds before shutting down. Seems like a carb issue...

I was told it was fully serviced and had the carb rebuilt. Including a new needle and seat. I picked up a new spark plug this morning because it looked like it had not been changed in awhile. I did a compression test and it was at around 55psi. Iím thinking of just getting a new engine since the machine is in great shape. What would bolt on to this machine without too much work? Will an 8hp Predator work? Or should i go all out and drop a bigger engine on it while iím at it?

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I'm sure it's easier to get the Tec running then swap out the engine..The Predator is OK if the Troy-bilt has a single shaft....
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If it started and ran fine yesterday and today it won't run I'd almost bet my next pension check that it's crap in the fuel blocking a jet. I'd start by dumping the fuel that's in there and put in FRESH and CLEAN fuel (with no alcohol in it if you can get it) and try that. If no luck I'd clean the carburetor, there's lots of youtube videos on how to do that.

Oh, and check for spark first, that's the easiest/quickest thing to do. If not that then almost certainly fuel.
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Interesting... it's is marked as an 8hp but clearly that's not an 8hp Tecumseh (maybe 7hp?). Someone swapped out the engine.

It's basically a Bolens design that dates back to the 80s. I've had a Bolens 824 for several years now. It's a solid machine.

Also, check out this repower thread https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...-re-power.html


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Interesting... it's is marked as an 8hp but clearly that's not an 8hp Tecumseh (maybe 7hp?). Someone swapped out the engine.

It's basically a Bolens design that dates back to the 80s. I've had a Bolens 824 for several years now. It's a solid machine.

Also, check out this repower thread https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...-re-power.html

Interesting...i was wondering if it was the original engine. I tried looking for a model number but couldnít find anything. Engine looks like its been painted.

Thanks iíll check out the repower thread.


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Nice troy!!! Like that Era looks Solid!



That Engine looks like a 5hp or smaller??? Did you take the Choke knob off front of engine and put that on top or is that really located there????

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If you remove the two bolts that holds that electric start button on top of engine shroud the Model numbers should be under it.
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Nice troy!!! Like that Era looks Solid!



That Engine looks like a 5hp or smaller??? Did you take the Choke knob off front of engine and put that on top or is that really located there????

Thanks. Its a very solid machine!

5hp?! This is getting worse and worse lol. I need at least an 8hp machine.

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If you remove the two bolts that holds that electric start button on top of engine shroud the Model numbers should be under it.

Thanks for the info. Iím going to check it out and let you guys know.


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Thanks. Its a very solid machine!

5hp?! This is getting worse and worse lol. I need at least an 8hp machine.







I think it might be an HSK70.....I thought the Choke knob was on front and not on the top of the 7's but the HSK 7 has that as well(choke knob on top of heater box.)
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7hp the choke knob is on top. Check the label, HS70 or similar.

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