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troy bilt 8526 storm carb problem, what brand replacement

I have a very clean 8526 that needs a new carb. Do i go with the oem, or another brand such as oregon.

The tecumseh part# is 640349 and the oregon is 50-659. There is a $50 difference in price as the oregon is $20 and the oem is $70

I would rather make sure i have a good carb but don't want to pay premium money if tecumseh just slapped their sticker on a box and charged more.

The carb is leaking fuel and i am sure some of you will say to rebuild it, but replacement might be better.

What would you choose?
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I would go with the $20 one if I had to choose. First I would try and fix the old one though. Could be something easy. For $70 you are almost to a new engine.

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+1 on what Shyrp said.

Or at least get the cheap knock-off & a rebuild kit to learn how to rebuild the old one; the replacement carb will eventually need rebuild as well! Plus you'll learn how they're put together & work.


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Thanks for the advice. I believe that i'll do just that. I appreciate the help.
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