Snowblower:1 Joshua:0

I got a free snowblower, but the stipulation was that it wasn’t running.

Figuring it’s just a small engine I thought it would be a slam dunk. So far I’ve done a weedwacker, a lawn tractor and a chainsaw and I haven’t had any problems.

The difference here is that all the previous stuff was craftsman, this is a yard machines blower with a tecumseh engine. Read: Cheap chinese crap.

GOOD LORD THIS THING IS LAID OUT LIKE CRAP.

I mean, it’s a small engine, it’s a snowblower. There is no reason, whatsoever, to run a fuel line between the crank flywheel and the block. And guess which line has holes in it?

Now, I probably shouldn’t bitch because free is free, but if you happen across a tecumseh powered product, keep in mind they do terrible, terrible things with the engine. To add insult to injury, this blower was originally purchased from WALMART under the Yard Machines brand. WALMART doesn’t sell parts. Home Depot has their brand, also a tecumseh engine, and so does lowes (Toro brand and something else). Neither one of these sell parts. The fuel line I can get at pep boys, but getting the carb is not going to be fun.

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