Tecumseh snow blower motors?

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Old 08-12-11, 04:15 PM
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My craftsman snow blower with a 9hp Tecumseh broke a connecting rod the motor number is 143 049001 engine family is 3t8xs 3182bf I came across a motor on craiglist it's motor numbers are HMsk80 engine family is Vtp318ug2rb I was wondering if this motor will work it is only 8.5 Hp but that should not make a difference would this motor bolt up to the machine the same it is missing a carburetor I figured I could use my carb is this all doable ????? Or should I just replace the bad rod hoping that is the only thing that is bad the craiglist motor is only $50 thanks for all your help Dan
 
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Old 08-13-11, 08:15 AM
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When you say broken connecting rod is it one that broke or went out at the crank or is the break between the piston and crank?

If it broke in the middle, I would replace the rod and make sure the engine isn't over revving.

If it went out at the crank = new rod, crank reworking and dealing with a possible low oil issue and the damage it indicates - like worn cylinder, excessive oil consumption, etc. then another engine would likely be in order.

As far as the applications of the engines you asked about - I couldn't say.
 
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Old 08-13-11, 08:46 AM
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You might try Small Engine Warehouse - Repower Outdoor Power Equipment they usually have good prices on new engines to repower older equipment, maybe you can buy a new engine as cheaply as fixing the old one. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 08-13-11, 08:50 AM
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Not sure where the rod broke just assuming going by the sounds it makes when I pull on The pull cord and 0 compression . Looking around on the net the Tecumseh motors are known for breaking connecting rods? This is a favor for my sister just weighing my options and trying to keep costs down you never know what you might find when you open the motor up. Thanks for your reply Dan
 
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You just about have to open it up to see what you have to decide what you'll want to do.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 05:01 PM
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Thanks marbobj
It might be cost effective to open it up like you said and see what parts i need to determine what is easier. Then to get another motor that I don't know the history of and hope it is good. My motor does't have alot of hours on it I just thought somebody might know the differences in the numbers and swap my good parts to that motor and be done. Dan
 
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Old 08-18-11, 10:31 AM
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The connecting rod broke at the crank shaft and cracked the case. So time to find a new short block if any are available out there any sugestions. thanks for all your help guys Dan
 
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