Snowblower Engine Leaking Oil At Bottom ?

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Old 04-16-08, 02:01 PM
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Snowblower Engine Leaking Oil At Bottom ?

Hello,

Was running my Ariens snowblower for about 1/2 hour prior to putting it away for summer.
Model 7524.

Noticed an oil leak (small) coming from where the bottom of the AL block meets the sheet metal of the actual blower.
This was in the vicinity of the oil drain tube.

(It is quite likely that it was leaking like this the few times I used it this winter, but went unnoticed)

Am quite sure that the oil drain tube, or any other tapped and plugged port in the vicinity, were Not leaking.

Really seems to be from the very bottom interface between the bottommost part of the AL engine block and the sheet metal of the blower itself.

Are there any openings or seals/gaskets down there ?

Any thoughts on ?

Thanks,
Bob
 
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Old 04-16-08, 10:24 PM
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I'd be inclined to think the crankcase cover gasket is leaking a bit. You might be able to tighten the crankcase cover bolts a bit to help seal it, but don't overtighten.
 
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From OP: Re Snowblower Oil Leak

Hi,

Thanks for help; appreciate it.

Not all that sharp with small gas engine repair, so please bear with me a bit.

Per your reply, I guess that there is Not a gasket or cover plate on thew very bottom of the AL block where it is fastened to the sheetmetal of the blower. Correct ?

So, what I should tighten, therefore is a cover that runs
vertically along the side of the engine (screws being horizontal).
Correct ?

Is there one cover/gasket on each side of engine, or
just one ? Where, please ?

Tried the Tecumseh site but couldn't find any "good" piox that show this. Might you know of one, somewhere ?

Again, thanks for help,
Bob
 
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Old 04-17-08, 11:33 PM
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There isn't a gasket under the engine, just the cover you described with the horizontal bolts. This is a common place for engines to seep a little, and is usually left alone unless the leakage gets too bad. There is only that one cover on the crankshaft side of the engine. You can find tecumseh manuals online based on a search with your engine model number.
 
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Hi,

Just a quick thanks for the help.

Appreciate it.

Bob
 
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