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Re: [Shop-talk] Snow blower repair

To: Phil Nase <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Snow blower repair
From: Bob Spidell <>
Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 13:18:40 -0800
After 15 years I'd guess your rings are shot and you've lost compression.


Phil Nase wrote:
> I have a 15 year old Ariens 7hp Tecumsah engined 2 stage snow blower.  It
> starts and runs well but no longer pitches the snow more than 6-8 feet.
> I have adjusted the idler pulley and the cable to the clutch is tight enough.
> I see no other adjustments to make for the the impeller.  I've tried every
> thing I know to fix it but nothing has changed. The belts have very little
> time on them.  I haven't worked on the throttle and am wondering whether I
> should have more power under load.
> My dad had a similar unit with a 6hp engine and that thing would throw the
> snow clear across a 30 foot street.
> Mine never did move the snow like his did but it is getting unusable.
> Any ideas?  Thanks.
> Phil Nase
> Quakertown, PA
> _______________________________________________

Bob Spidell           San Jose, CA  

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