I was hearing a noises I though was a bearing going out on the 5hp. Tec. engine. Decided that since they were not in business any longer to just replace the engine. It was a straight replacement only having to buy some longer mounting bolts since the Hemi Predator engine base plate is thicker.
I get it going one pull start and decide to shred leaves.
It just isn't working even though I was able to finish chipping some branch's I had left when I shut the Tec engine down.
Remove the grate and clean all those leaves out I had stuffed in there. Look up at the flails and see noting so pull the plug wire off the engine and grab the flails and can turn them a full turn.
Go in and get my technical manual, It shows two bolts but doesn't say if they are shear type, just soft bolts or grade 8.
Does any one know the answer to that?
I really like these Predator engines. I have a non Hemi version on my log splitter and 2 Hemi versions, one on a snow blower and now one on the chipper shredder.