broken rod


Old 01-25-04, 06:04 PM
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broken rod

i have a 1978 ariens 724 snowblower with a ruined 7hp tech engine. is it worth getting a new short block or just junking the whole machine. where is the engine spec plate located, i can't find it.
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Old 01-25-04, 06:34 PM
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Depends on whats wrong with motor.
If rod is broken, then the best bet would be to get a new short block and switch external parts to it.
Old 01-25-04, 11:14 PM
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Hello chipc!

If the blower is in good enough shape to warrant installing a new shortblock, then it would be worth it. If the blower is worn out and falling apart, then probably not. There should be a plate on the side of the engine with the spec#.
Old 01-26-04, 06:50 PM
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The model,type and serial number can also be located on the to of the starter housing. It is usually stamped into it. It may start with something like "HM70 XXXXXX " then the serial number.


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