Tecumseh on Horse Tiller


Old 04-19-09, 11:32 AM
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Tecumseh on Horse Tiller


I have an older Troy Bilt Horse garden tiller. It's a Tecumseh engine with a broken connecting rod. The number next to the spark plug is HMXL 70 132502 ser 6314D. I need help identifing it. Do you think it would be better repairing or replacing the engine. Thanks.

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Old 04-19-09, 01:11 PM
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That depends how much damage is done. Are the block and crank reusable? If not, likely time to replace it. Tecumseh is gone so suggest looking at a Briggs and Stratton. If you buy an offshore clone, get two so you have a spare.
Old 04-19-09, 05:09 PM
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Try checking out the repowering section at Small Engine Warehouse - Repower Outdoor Power Equipment for Troy-Bilt tiller engines. I seem to remember they have new engines for around $300-350 that would work.
Old 04-20-09, 04:37 PM
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The block is not cracked, but the crank will need reground. The B&S engines seem priced right. Too bad they don't come in red.
Old 04-20-09, 08:30 PM
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Steve, does the crank need ground, or is it only the material from the rod welded to it??? If it's the alumunum from the rod, You can burn it off with muratic acid (& rubber gloves & ventelation)...Roger
Old 04-21-09, 07:10 PM
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You can still get the parts to rebuild this engine from most small engine parts dealers. Just got the parts for this engine with a 10 over piston and 20 under rod for a individual on his Troybilt Horse. The guy that bought up the Tecumseh engine is up and running the part distribution pretty quick now.

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