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sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



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There's usually a "diff lock" that lives in one or both wheel hubs. The one on my Ariens is a pull-style, but some are twist, like the old locking hubs. I see something on the wheel hub of your photo.

As for parts, Tecumseh went under a while ago, but there are some parts available. Carb rebuild kits should still be around, but you'll probably have to buy from an old school place, like Pat's: http://www.psep.biz/ I replaced the 10hp Tec on my ariens with a 14hp HF motor. These really don't like being run on a steep incline, like letting the machine climb a snowbank. They're splash oiled, and the incline starves the big end of oil:

sharkytm fucked around with this message at 01:53 on Sep 27, 2019

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sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



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slidebite posted:

What's the story on Lifan motors? Supposedly decent Honda clones?

Yes, Honda clones which share most parts with Honda GX motors. I've run a ton of them over the years in less-than-friendly conditions. Never had any major issues, certainly nothing I wouldn't expect from a Honda in similar situations. Predator from HF are similar.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



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Fermented Tinal posted:

Glad I ran it dry on trufuel.

This has been my mantra for the past 5 years. Hasn't let me down yet. I buy VP SEF in 5 gallon cans. Sure it's $75-$90, but that's cheap insurance and I can mix whatever I need.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

10w30 and 30w are going to be the same weight in warm weather. Different blends have the same (or close enough) viscosities. Don't put anything fancy in an old generator. Cheap Dino oil is what it was designed for.

I always slightly overfill my Honda small engines because I usually only change/check the oil once every couple months, andi want them to work if they're on an angle or whatever.

Have you stuck the sensor tip in a container of oil? It might just have gotten damaged and not be reading correctly.

It's either the sensor or the oil level, not much else to say there.

sharkytm fucked around with this message at 12:46 on Apr 28, 2020

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