That time of the year to prep my snow thrower for the coming season.
Engine used is a Tecumseh Snow King. This year when I went to fire it
up the speed would not go above idle. Quickly determined the cause to
be a sticky throttle advance. Sprayed it clean with carb cleaner and it
Question is should I leave it as is or provide a lubricant? If so what
type of lubricant? If it matters the winters here rarely get below zero
On the snow throwers that I have had, some of the linkages are meant to be
dry as lubricants either become too viscous to be useful or don't stay put
(drain away from where you want lubrication).
There is a governor on the engine and that has to be free moving.
Change the spark plug and properly gap it. Change the oil with the proper
oil for the conditions in your area being careful not to over fill as
Tecumseh engines don't tolerate being over filled even a little bit....fouls
the spark plug very quickly.
Get some fresh gas and fill the tank and you should be ready to go.
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