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12-29-02, 07:04 AM   #1  
Tecumseh 5.5Hp Snowking. will not start

I have a Tecumseh 5.5Hp. engine on a Ariens machine. I just ran the machine for the first time this season Xmas day and blew 16" of snow with no problem. (The machine was put away last season without a fuel additive). Towards the end of a 3hour blow a noticed the machine start to stall, especially under load. The next day it would not start. I dumped the fuel and checked the hole in the nut to the bowl for blockage. It still will not start. Any suggestions

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12-29-02, 09:01 AM   #2  
is it getting fire?

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12-29-02, 09:04 AM   #3  
found the problem

It was a blown head gasket

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12-29-02, 10:03 PM   #4  
Good job! It's not often that someone posts a question then finds the answer before I even get a chance to see the post, lol! Glad you got it going, maybe we can help you next time!

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