Good luck, keep us posted. Haven't had any snow worth blowing here in S.E. PA yet. I did start mine up and it fired on the first pull! We'll see!
AND... when refitting the plastic snow shield, be sure that the top and bottom pieces fit into their slots, to keep a good air tight seal near the carburetor.I am 100% sure that my machine runs a lot better since I installed it.
Thank you for the update. If it wasn't my backup blower I would take action for sure. Right now I'm trying to decide between the carb upgrade or the bigger predator swap (I think it's 8 horse?) When my 8.5 briggs does run I feel that it boggs to easily.Today was the perfect condition for carb icing.
35 degF just after a 6" wet snowfall.
Machine ran for more than one hour non-stop.
No faltering or stalling.
And as owners of this type of snow blower know, the discharge chute
will dump a fair share of snow back onto the motor through the jointed section of the chute.
If you have done the carb upgrade, and your motor stills 'stalls when wet',
please post !!!!