Originally Posted by poncho62
I have heard that about Tecumseh on the tractor forums.....and what a pile "O" crap they are of late.........These days it seems cheaper to replace a whole engine in those things than get work done on them....Sign of the times, it's a throw away world. Too bad those old cast iron B&S, Koehler etc engines are so heavy....cant kill them.
I just happen to have a 'spare' blown 8Hp Tecumseh Snow King HMSK80 that I'm replacing with a Harbor Freight $129 6.5Hp Chinese built piece that is a direct bolt on - and that HF engine is really nice looking appearance wise - and will probable out perform the Tecumseh POS. I'll soon know. I have NEVER had a Tecumseh engine that ran right for more then one season - on anything. B&S is my fave - but too expensive to buy as a replacement.