Recent Topics
UOA Rotella T6 5W-40 6.0 PSD
by SqFeath
02/20/17 04:00 PM
Replace clutch fork?
by buck91
02/20/17 03:44 PM
Oil for a 2000 Chrysler LHS
by Dumc87
02/20/17 03:40 PM
opinon on 15w50 mobil1syn car oil in 2015 royal en
by triggercage
02/20/17 03:33 PM
Bosch Distance Plus are being clearanced @Walmart
by EscapeVelocity
02/20/17 03:20 PM
06 buick lacrosse high mount brake light
by lucerne06
02/20/17 03:06 PM
2.7 ecoboost oci
by robo339
02/20/17 03:00 PM
1985 Onan B43 engine, which oil?
by Rat_Patrol
02/20/17 02:39 PM
Any carburetor experts here?
by maverickfhs
02/20/17 02:31 PM
Win 10 laptop randomly won't sleep
by LeakySeals
02/20/17 02:22 PM
It snowed here
by eljefino
02/20/17 02:08 PM
Oil and filter for 2017 6.2L GMC, what matters?
by FlyingTexan
02/20/17 01:50 PM
Pennz Plat Euro 5W30 w/LL-04 @ Walmart
by wemay
02/20/17 12:26 PM
Sound like a bad water pump bearing?
by skaughtz
02/20/17 12:25 PM
New 2016 Grand Caravan 3.6 question
by otis24
02/20/17 12:23 PM
Talk to me about magnetorheological dampers
by Ddubya
02/20/17 12:00 PM
Removing Paint from Metal Baseboard Heaters
by 99Saturn
02/20/17 11:54 AM
Marvel Ultimate Fuel & Motor Treatment
by BobFout
02/20/17 11:53 AM
My first HDMI A/V receiver...Yamaha RX-V481
by Blaze
02/20/17 11:31 AM
Added a new scooter to my "stable"
by andrewg
02/20/17 11:29 AM
Newest Members
NZwogboy, emiliobadillio, Rat_Patrol, Couch_Incdident, vhinch
60587 Registered Users
Who's Online
92 registered (901Memphis, 3800Series, ag_ghost, 04SE, 69GTX, 11 invisible), 2230 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
60587 Members
66 Forums
261324 Topics
4310633 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3236236 - 01/03/14 04:44 PM Help with Snow Blower Issue
BISCUT Offline


Registered: 12/28/11
Posts: 1839
Loc: NewYorkistan
12-15 year old Ariens 8HP Tecumseth. Was my grandfatehrs and sat for 2 years. Starts up fine on full choke but sounds like it's starved and wants to stall. Pump primer and it revs back up without stalling. After a few minutes (full choke still) will run steady. Runs well for about 20minutes under normal (full choke still) and then surges up and down loosing about 70% power.

If I turn the choke dial she begins to stall out even when all warmed up.

Suggestions?? Besides the obvious go buy urself a new blower grin
_________________________
2015 F150 Lariat M1 0-20 FRAM ULTRA (18k)
2007 Maxima M1 0-40 FRAM ULTRA (121k)



Top
#3236242 - 01/03/14 04:48 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
2015_PSD Offline


Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 6154
Loc: SE Texas
Sounds like some junk in the carb; try hosing it down with some Berryman B-12 Chemtool.
_________________________
2015 F-250 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel.........RT6 5W-40 + CQ Blue (WIX)
2014 Explorer 3.5L Limited...................M1 AFE 0W-20 + FU


Top
#3236243 - 01/03/14 04:48 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
xxch4osxx Offline


Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2216
Loc: Cedarbrae, Ontario
Carb rebuild smile
_________________________
2015 RAM SXT Crew Cab 5.7 with 6 speed tranny.

2008 Mazda 3 GS Sport Hatchback 5sp MT (Girlfriend's car)


Top
#3236245 - 01/03/14 04:52 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 18005
Loc: Upstate NY
The classic gummed up carb. It is not getting enough gas through the jet and choking helps reduce air so mixture is OK. But I doubt you have the normal power.

Best is to buy a carb rebuild kit and clean and replace anything in the kit.

New carb.

Run a tank or two with 2x dose of Blue Stabil.

I am assuming you got rid of old gas in the tank and are running fresh gas.

Replace fuel filter and spark plug as they are cheap things to try and a good idea anyway.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#3236256 - 01/03/14 05:02 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 30377
Loc: ME
Is there a twisty thing sticking out of the bottom of the carb bowl? Untwist that a bit to richen it up and or shake off junk at its interface.

Generally, though, the cure is to (at least) take the carb bowl off, get a can of carb cleaner with the red straw, stick the straw under the main jet, and force cleaner up. Can sometimes do this with the carb still on the engine!

Top
#3236268 - 01/03/14 05:16 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 4744
Loc: USA
Should be a spring loaded needle valve at the bottom of the fuel bowl.Later models dont have this adjustability.

Top
#3236270 - 01/03/14 05:20 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 3015
Loc: Kentucky
Originally Posted By: BISCUT
Suggestions?? Besides the obvious go buy urself a new blower grin


As it sounds like a gummed-up carb, I'd most certainly hit the proverbial "easy button" first.

Gumout Regane, Techron, Redline SI-1, etc. All available locally.
_________________________
As thin as possible; as thick as necessary

Top
#3236272 - 01/03/14 05:20 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9808
Loc: New Jersey
did you try carb cleaner ? That seems to work for me although my 2 year old monster ariens idles like the model t this year it too must be dirty

Top
#3236288 - 01/03/14 05:29 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
AandPDan Offline


Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 862
Loc: MA
Actually it sounds like more than one problem. A dirty carb for sure but the surging when it warms up could be the valves needing adjusting - it's not that hard to do.

Seriously, spend some money on the machine if you have to. You won't find one that is built as well nowadays.

Top
#3236293 - 01/03/14 05:38 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: AandPDan]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 988
Loc: Wisconsin USA
Originally Posted By: AandPDan
You won't find one that is built as well nowadays.


+1 to that. The old Tecumseh engine snow blowers in that size were pretty good. The frame will rust out around you before the engine dies.

I agree with the troubleshooting advice given above. I think the problem is in the carb from sitting for so long. Rebuilding these carbs isn't that hard.
_________________________
2004 F150 248k mi. Pennz Plat HM 5w-20, Wix 51516XP
2003 VW Jetta TDI, 220k mi. Amsoil HDD 5w-30, Mahle

Top
#3236303 - 01/03/14 05:56 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: AandPDan]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1778
Loc: wi
Originally Posted By: AandPDan
You won't find one that is built as well nowadays.


That is just not true.

Top
#3236310 - 01/03/14 06:00 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
VNTS Offline


Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 1533
Loc: NE
Amsoil Power foam down the throat of the carb and then some techron heavy dose or PI will straighten it out, you might have to adjust the mixture screw , could be running lean.

Top
#3236328 - 01/03/14 06:17 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: dave123]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 18005
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: dave123
Originally Posted By: AandPDan
You won't find one that is built as well nowadays.


That is just not true.


Maybe you will not find one these days built as well at an affordable price.

What a new 28" Airens cost?
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#3236341 - 01/03/14 06:25 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
dave123 Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 1778
Loc: wi
You can and will find a better blower at a affordable price. Airens would not be first on my list

Top
#3236343 - 01/03/14 06:31 PM Re: Help with Snow Blower Issue [Re: BISCUT]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 17734
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Originally Posted By: BISCUT
12-15 year old Ariens 8HP Tecumseth. Was my grandfatehrs and sat for 2 years. Starts up fine on full choke but sounds like it's starved and wants to stall. Pump primer and it revs back up without stalling. After a few minutes (full choke still) will run steady. Runs well for about 20minutes under normal (full choke still) and then surges up and down loosing about 70% power.

If I turn the choke dial she begins to stall out even when all warmed up.

Suggestions?? Besides the obvious go buy urself a new blower grin


I had that exact one given to me by a guy who lived up here and then moved south.

It sat in his airplane hanger for over two years.

I finally got it running by rebuilding the carb, cleaning the tank, and replacing the fuel line. All the carb internals were gummed and varnished.

It is a good SB when it is running.

I now have a Poulan and love it! thumbsup


Edited by MolaKule (01/03/14 06:34 PM)
_________________________
Most of life's limitations are self-imposed. smile

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >