??? I didn't say you were GAY, just a MoRon.
I would suggest that you keep these things to yourself. Then again, you are a
MoRon, so you will probably feel the need to continue burying yourself further.
Post away, Gay moron!
On Dec 17, 5:48 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Bahhhahahahahaha they called and left a message with me today and are
returning it to me tomorrow morning. A two day turn around time.
Yeah they sure told me! And you sure did too! You keyboard big
On Dec 19, 6:35 am, email@example.com wrote:
They picked it up on Monday and returned it on Wed. Sorry, no snow in
those three days. Even if there was I would use the blade on my JD
tractor. Sorry to blow your horseshlt theory out the window.
BTW: You don't have to mark your pathetic posts for quick deletion.
My posts showing your asinine comments will keep your pathetic posts
in Usenet history forever.
Tecumseh engines have not been known for quality ever since I
started working on engines (almost 60 years ago). Generally the
problems seem to stem around their practice of buying bulk over
stocked parts. Therefore, there was a wide variance between engines
of the same model number. That is why one generally needs the
serial number when ordering parts - so the various brands and types
of parts will match the original.
That being said, Tecumseh engines have not had the reputation for
leaking oil. My first guess would be to check the level of oil in
the engine. If over filled, it could be throwing oil mist which
later drips. If there was an oil leak, it should happen whether you
just ran the engine or not. And, you should be able to trace the
I really don't think you have a serious problem. Park it over a
large piece of cardboard or something. You might be able to get a
bertter idea where the oil drip is originating.
Just some thoughts - hard to tell something concrete from a written
description and without seeing the thing.
...Yet Ariens snow-throwers use them and Ariens have a reputation for outlasting
pretty much all other brands, at least in the consumer range. It's not uncommon
for someone to ask a question here about a minor problem with their 25-30 year
sold Ariens. Interesting!
Mine always starts on the first pull, even after sitting unused for 6-8 months.
First- is it engine oil? (most likely source)
Second- what is oil level in crankcase? If it's significantly over full,
the dipper on the rod will whip it up into foam that escapes via the
crankcase breather; get it back down to spec, test & report.
Otherwise, could be: bad crank seal, cracked block, failed breather
hose, etc. Or ... if your run the engine significantly tipped from
normal upright position, you'll have oil expelled as though it was a
I believe that it is engine oil. If you mean that it could be the
gear case grease I don't think so. That's an 80w and this looks and
feels like regular 5w30 oil. I tipped the unit slightly during usage
(tipped the machine back) when I moved into a snow bank but nothing
out of the ordinary. The following day it sat unused inside and it
leaked a little (10 drops.) Doing some searches it looks like others
have had problems with Ariens snowblowers with Techumseh engines and
they thought it was the oil sump gasket and they claimed it was easy
to replace. I'm not sure what that is exactly. I'll check the level
again and run it stationary tomorrow and see what happens. Thanks.
Okay, what is the oil level in the crankcase? This is important. Too
much is a very bad thing.
Then: I found that with the 8hp Tecumseh on my beast that when it got
tipped about 30-40 degrees going into one snowbank that, if I was
looking at the base of the engine, I'd see new flow of engine oil. IIRC,
it emerged around crankcase breather valve.
Also: single-cyl engines have major pressure variations in the
crankcase, what with the motion of the single piston. They rely on a
breather valve near the camshaft (typically) to control flow of gases
from crankcase to maintain appropriate pressure inside. If that fails,
and the crankcase is pressurized, expect flow past seals.
Homework: clean off all leaked oil. Tape kraft paper onto sheet metal
where oil was seen. Exercise machine and not oil flow patterns on paper.
The oil level is good (at least it is now) midway point on the "full"
marker. Although I thought it was good before all of this happened.
What you describe might be the case. I noticed today before the unit
got picked up that the hose that comes off the crankcase breather had
a little bit of oil still on the end of the hose. You could very well
have nailed it down. I would just be surprised that that much oil
would have streamed out. I will definitely watch for that in the
future though. Thanks for your help.
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