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Re: Tecumseh 16hp

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05-16-2014 20:20:07

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Keith, as you seem to have already discovered, many Tecumseh parts are NLA, but there are several small engine supply houses that still have some parts, as well as amazon and fleabay. If the engine seems to be "pumping oil" or smoking excessively you may want to check the valve guides and/or seals for wear. I commend you for purchasing a manual before digging to deep into the engine! A lot of people have really messed up by not doing so.

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05-17-2014 07:58:12

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 Re: Tecumseh 16hp in reply to ShadetreeRet, 05-16-2014 20:20:07  
Thanks for the info.

I ordered a service manual from factory Rep. yesterday, AND I down loaded a complete service manual from Tecumseh website yesterday afternoon. And I already have the parts manual.

This motor is on a portable Miller welder I purchased Thur. Head was already removed, and I was told that it started smoking and had a lose of power is the reason they removed the head. No excessive wear on valve guides, very little ridge in top of cylinder. The only thing I see is that there is no seal for intake valve.. ALL parts are there for engine. Even has new gaskets with it. The only thing I see that is missing is 1 Belleville washer.

So I think what I am going to do is pour in 1/2 cup of Kroil on top of piston and let it sit a couple of days. OH, motor turns over, I just want to make sure rings are not stuck..

Thanks----------have a great day

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