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Tecumseh Carb Choke Plate Screw - Torx?


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04-04-05, 01:36 PM   #1  
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Tecumseh Carb Choke Plate Screw - Torx?

I have a Tecumseh HM100 (10-HP Troy Built Shredder) and I can't find a screwdriver to fit the Choke/Throttle Plate screws. T-10 is too big, and T-9 is a bit too small and it will strip if I turn on it.

Are these screws Torx Plus or some other variation? I went to Sears with a screw from the Carb Kit and couldn't find anything there that fit the screw.

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John

 
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04-05-05, 03:21 AM   #2  
This should most certainly be a T-10 driver. I'd say your scrw head is damaged slightly, buy a new screw. The most popular is part #650257 (Tecumseh). Post back with the engine numbers and i'll confirm if this is the one you need.

 
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04-05-05, 10:06 AM   #3  
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It is a T-10, must be the Craftsman drivers. I had to really force it in, used a small mallet to seat it in the screws, even with the new screws from the carb kit.

Thanks for your help.

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04-05-05, 02:49 PM   #4  
It is your Craftsman driver. I've found most of their mechanics tools are not to specs.

 
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04-06-05, 09:13 AM   #5  
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Are they Craftsman or Sears? They are two different brands and most definately different quality. Sears brand does not carry the same warranty as Craftsman either. I have a lot of Craftsman tools I have no problems with. I need to expand my Torx selection however...may take a bolt with me or somin....

 
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