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Who makes engines for Troy Bilt?

Hey all,

Looks like I'm going to be looking at a blower for a friend, looks like it's maybe three years old, two stage, Storm 3090.

It sounds like it might need a motor and I'm trying to find out who makes the engines to see if it would be cost-effective to by a motor if indeed it has internal issues.

Thanks in advance for any help-
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Hey all,

Looks like I'm going to be looking at a blower for a friend, looks like it's maybe three years old, two stage, Storm 3090.

It sounds like it might need a motor and I'm trying to find out who makes the engines to see if it would be cost-effective to by a motor if indeed it has internal issues.

Thanks in advance for any help-
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is this the one
http://www.troybilt.com/equipment/tr...p-snow-thrower

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three years old and it needs a new engine. that blows.probably has two year warranty.
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Troy Bilt is an MTD brand and the are using engines made in China. They are branded as Powermore and are basically Honda clones just like everything else out there these days.

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Indeed that's a Storm 3090 and that's what this thing is...however, it's all red.

Haven't looked at it yet, but it quit while running and the owner found that the oil fill/check cap was missing. But, there was no oil on the machine...so might be something else. Just trying to get more information ahead of time. And yes, if possible, I'd just pop in a Harbor Freight engine if it fit.

Does anyone have experience with rebuilding these little motors? Are parts easy to get, cheap enough, etc? And do they use car-type two-piece connecting rod bearings? Somehow I seem to think these little motors use ball bearings for there main and rod bearings.

Thanks for the quick responses.
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They will use a flat bearing inserts just like a car on the connecting rod. Some will use ball bearings for the "main" bearings in the crankcase.

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Only a 12" diameter auger on a 30" wide and only 21" high bucket with only a 12" diameter impeller fan? That would not be acceptable for me.
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i think the harbor freight 212 motor might be too small, maybe get the 11hp motor

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Indeed that's a Storm 3090 and that's what this thing is...however, it's all red.

Haven't looked at it yet, but it quit while running and the owner found that the oil fill/check cap was missing. But, there was no oil on the machine...so might be something else. Just trying to get more information ahead of time. And yes, if possible, I'd just pop in a Harbor Freight engine if it fit.

Does anyone have experience with rebuilding these little motors? Are parts easy to get, cheap enough, etc? And do they use car-type two-piece connecting rod bearings? Somehow I seem to think these little motors use ball bearings for there main and rod bearings.

Thanks for the quick responses.
Most likely Its a Chinese clone or off beat engine. Finding parts can be quite the challange as usually they are made in china and they don't come with a detailed parts list. I was looking for a single airfilter cover for my predator engine and the only way I could find the part was to find a blown up engine.

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