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Fixed -Thankx Bill at Techumseh

So, I have resolved the issue of the connecting rod that did not fit. As it turns out, the new replacement piston assy has a smaller wrist pin and requires connecting rod (36897A). After calling the...
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Tecumseh 10hp rebuild issues

Hi, Guy's I know one of you can help. Thank you in advance!!
Ok, Tecumseh 10 hp (HM100-159369P) on a Dingo Go-Cart. belongs to a friend, there kids rides all the time so much that it started...
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I have been told by a few people that ALL...

I have been told by a few people that ALL gasoline today has about 10% ethonal. Maybe this is just a local thing, i don't know. but it would explain some of the carb issues I have seen. Green algae...
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Cheese you are right, Again. I pulled the carb...

Cheese you are right, Again. I pulled the carb again. used a q-tip and pulled a ring of crap out of the needle seat. So, I must asked, is this an issue with the fuel quality, or the alcohol content...
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It didn't have any fuel in it when I had the carb...

It didn't have any fuel in it when I had the carb apart. I will check it again. i never encountered fuel inside a plastic float. Have had brass floats with fuel in them. Anything is possible.
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Kohler fills crankcase with fuel

What gives? Sears craftsman 917.275180 with a Kohler courage 19hp SV590S 0004 3515100863. Fuel drains from fuel tank through the carb and fills the crankcase. Cleaned the carb. Replaced the fuel...
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I just looked at another forum for you - x - type...

I just looked at another forum for you - x - type in craftsman steering , up came a whole bunch of Ideas. If these don't help let me know I will try to get you in tuch with a guy near me that says...
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Cheese may be right, But I would check the...

Cheese may be right, But I would check the charging system and the starter first. This engine was built in 2000 so it has 8 years of use on starter. I don't know what conditions or the amount of use...
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navydad, First I have to say THANK YOU !! - I...

navydad, First I have to say THANK YOU !! - I never served and I now regret it.

SmallEngineSuppliers.com e-mail them the specs for you engine and they will e-you back the replacement and the best...
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Well guys, I have both of them running. They both...

Well guys, I have both of them running. They both start on the first pull. Both are tucked in at there homes. I guess I was expecting someone here to post back something that sounded like "hey...
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Well, I would check the compression. I have heard...

Well, I would check the compression. I have heard that the heads on these engines burn out between the valves. Pull the muffler, blow air through it, and try shaking it, may be a baffle came loose. ...
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Is this a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke? What kind of...

Is this a 2 stroke or a 4 stroke? What kind of compression numbers did you get? How old or how much use?

It could be intake valve not seating properly, exhuast valve stuck closed. Cam jumped...
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You said that the solenoid was replace last year...

You said that the solenoid was replace last year but you didn't say if it ran after that. I would check that it is the correct solenoid first, and not just any solenoid that "LOOKED" like the right...
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The little black box with two terminals next to...

The little black box with two terminals next to the battery under the seat is a 12 volt 25 amp circuit breaker. This is like a fuse that replaces it self over and over.

Your lack of power needs...
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I got a new coil (another one) for problem child...

I got a new coil (another one) for problem child #2. I thought $ears was expensive. Local shop was $10.00 more. Yes, I know ..... I have it today and no shipping charges. Will install Tonight while...
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Ok, I ordered another coil for #2 #1 - I...

Ok, I ordered another coil for #2

#1 - I pulled the head and the valve cover - intake valve has about .005 stem clearance ..... exhaust has NONE !! it looks like the cylinder wall has a little...
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I take it you had this problem before going...

I take it you had this problem before going through the fuel system and carb? It sounds like you are running fresh fuel. Time to take a compression test and see if it is do for a valve grind or...
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What are the Kohler numbers on this engine. By...

What are the Kohler numbers on this engine. By chance does it have the fuel management system? Is there a diaphgam with vacuum lines on the top or side of the carb?
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Guy's I am new to this forum stuff, and maybe I...

Guy's I am new to this forum stuff, and maybe I am wrong. But, It is an older engine with some hours on it, a little ring wear and throttle shaft wear.... If it runs good under load and the surge off...
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Thanks for your post cheese. Yes, it does have...

Thanks for your post cheese. Yes, it does have spark. looked weak but, it was very bright out side when I recheck it today. One of my uncles was over today and pulled on the rope a few times. He said...
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I, agree check the safety switches. You didn't...

I, agree check the safety switches. You didn't say what model it is. If the deck engages with a lever, wiggle it with the key it the start position. This is the switch that goes bad or out of...
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Tecumseh VLV is beating me, HELP !!!

Hey guys, I need your help. I am loosing a battle with not one but TWO, Tecumseh Vector/VLV engines on Sears walk behind mowers. #1 is a Craftsman 917.377690 w/ Eager1 6.75hp 143.006706. last year it...
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