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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi ..
Well .. here I go again.. want to start this Tecumseh engine (on a wood splitter) - it has set outside for 6 or 7 yrs .. with a tarp over it ..
It is wired for a key type switch - just so I know I have it "wired to fire" what do I have to hookup or unhook to get it to fire? any help would be a
appreciated. Thx much .. Gary
Here is a video of the beast . Smile thx
https://youtu.be/YldbwtEuA34

I simply want to get it to fire so I can start taking it apart and working on it . but really don't know the position of any of the wires to see if it
will fire .. thanks much ..
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:54 am    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks like an older flathead tecumseh, maybe 8 hp. They were nearly all
electronic ignition. Does it have compression? (air, fuel, compression,
and ignition being necessary to make one of those run)

It would be easier to help you if you showed more of the engine and less of
the remote wiring and attached mechanical parts. If you put in a new spark
plug and clean the carburetor, and disconnect the ground wire, it should start if
(big if) the electronic ignition is still functional.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:22 am    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok ... thanks for the advice and info ..
I love old engines but not mechanical inclined ... this is a wood splitter ..

Gary
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Easies thing to do to start wit his pull the plug spin it over while holding the plug on the engine and see if you have a spark. Try it with the switch in all positions. If you have spark then pull the air cleaner off and hold your hand over the air intake of the carb and make sure it has a good suction and also maybe get gas on your hand
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The easiest way to get a Tecumseh powered piece of equipment to start is throw the Tecumseh in the trash and install an engine that was designed to run. In my experience, you will have to clean the points if not electronic ignition, go through the carb 3 times, then decide if you want it to start easy, or have good power, you can't have both with a Tecumseh.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You can swap an adjustable Carter/Kohler carb onto the older Tekes.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree - if the electronic ignition unit is dead. In that case, a harbor
freight engine is the quickest and cheapest and longest-lasting fix.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks .. I didn't get to it to today ,... ran out of time and daylight .. but thanks much .. will try this for sure !!
Hopefully tomorrow ..

Gary
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

YEs .. I did cut the ground wire that was grounding it "off" .. and turned the engine over and it has a nice blue spark .. so now to clean everything else up .. I might try to find a carb that someone THANKS MUCH !!!! .
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you have spark hit it with a shot of starting fluid and see if it will pop. If it fires you can eliminate spark, timing, and compression. That leaves fuel as the area of focus on the next step.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yep .. it fired - popped .. and actually ran for a few seconds .. seem to be "intact" . thanks so much .

Gary
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi ..
I found this metal tag on the engine: SBH-351A SER 9240F but can't find any cross references for it .. I am looking for a carberator for mine .. thanks much .. Gary
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ok thanks
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

SBH means flathead horizontal shaft engine, 351 means about fourteen hp.


You can order a Chinese replacement carb for a Kohler K341 on eBay.
It should interchange.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Tecumseh Engine - trying to get it to fire .. Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Kohler K341 will fit okay ? sorry I am so stupid !!
 
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