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Tecumseh loosing power


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06-01-08, 08:51 AM   #1  
Tecumseh loosing power

Hello,

Have an old Ariens rider w/ a Tecumseh 6hp (TMV140). Looses power when I get into higher grass or going up hill w/ blade turning. Any ideas on any adjustments would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.


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06-01-08, 12:03 PM   #2  
With only 6 hp, you don't have a lot of power to start with. If this is the rear engine rider I'm familiar with, it never was a great machine for high grass or hill climbing, but You can try putting in a new air filter, new plug and change the oil to maximize what you have, and try to not let the grass get too tall if you can.

 
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06-04-08, 09:36 AM   #3  
Tecumseh loosing power

Thanks,

Will try replacing the airfilter...plug and oil's new. I know 6hp isn't much but it seems like a govenor issue to me. It is a rear motor mower. It was given to me.

Thanks again.

 
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