Mistake-Wrong gas on my Snow Throwe


Old 11-24-03, 05:23 PM
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Unhappy Mistake-Wrong gas on my Snow Throwe


I have a Bolen 8 HP Tecumseh engine snow thrower. My problem is that early this morning I really screwed up an grabbed the wrong gas can and poured in the wrong fuel which was a mixture for my weed eater. I did not really notice in the performance until I ran out of gas. I put in some new 87 unlead. It starts fine, but runs like it gets gas then not; kind of when a engine is ready to run out of gas sputter.

Also any idea how often I should replace the spark plug. Not sure when it was last replaced. I bought this Bolen used a few years ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!!!
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Old 11-24-03, 08:32 PM
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Hello roborobor!

Sounds like you have water and/or trash in the carb. Remove the bowl and clean it out and clean the bowl screw well. Often when an engine runs out of gas, it sucks up the last bit of garbage in the tank and it clogs up the carb. Let us know how it goes!
Old 11-24-03, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for the reply cheese. I will be sure to keep you posted. I live in Alaska so I am very dependent upon it. Thanks again.

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