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Old 02-21-2010, 05:09 PM
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A dealer told me Chinese engines are getting pretty good

We were talking about replacing a Tecumseh piece of crap I have, I don't have to do it now but he was showing me a china one. I forget the name but it's very boxy, completely different set up for a snow blower.

You guys think that's just a sales pitch?
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:21 PM
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F that. dont go there, get a kohler or kawasaki or honda b4 the china crap
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:24 PM
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Yeah, kohler makes one for that snowblower. I think the price difference was $700 for kohler compared to $450 for the wang chung. Apparently all the MTD's have chinese motors now but my snow blower is a toro with tecumshe engine.
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:28 PM
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mtd is completely sold out, what a waste and shame
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:42 PM
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Kohler's new engines (including the snowblower engine) is made in China. Briggs is now making some of their new models (low HP) in China too. Are they junk? I wouldn't say that, because they haven't been out long enough to prove themselves. However, I would recommend going with a well known brand any day. You never know if parts are going to be available, etc.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:42 PM
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We were talking about replacing a Tecumseh piece of crap I have, I don't have to do it now but he was showing me a china one. I forget the name but it's very boxy, completely different set up for a snow blower.
Other than some carb issues, I would have to say that Tecumseh made a great snowblower engine. They start easy even at very cold temps. All of the expensive snowblowers (except Honda) used Tecumseh engines.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:16 AM
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Well the carb is pretty important and You can't buy one anymore. You can only get the rebuild kits. That was the major problem I had but I managed to get a carb off an older engine.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:34 AM
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Well the carb is pretty important and You can't buy one anymore. You can only get the rebuild kits. That was the major problem I had but I managed to get a carb off an older engine.
Aftermarket replacement for some Tecumseh carbs are available through a new source.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:27 AM
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Most of the parts in the Honda engines 8HP and smaller are made in china and have been for several years.

You can buy a 6HP Honda "clone" from HF for under $200, we have one on a air compressor that gets the crap run out of it and It's held up very well. Every part on it will interchange with the Honda.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:03 AM
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i bought a trash pump from pep boys it has a honda like chinese motor on it.. i bought the thing probably 4 years and it runs like a champ still.. i figured itd be a throw away but i needed one right then and there as my other pump with a honda on it took a crap...
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