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#1 TravelinJavelin OFFLINE  

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 08:18 AM

I recently bought a bolens H14 XL well the original oh 140 was taken out and hh160 was swapped in now my ? is the hh 160 a over head design too or not because the motor I have in it does have a over head but is it possible to have fan covers to fit exact or blower shrouds? these types of Tecumseh's is new experience to me and not sure if I like them as much as my cast iron kohlers i'm use to in the past, motor runs excellent but it seems to you have have high rpms to get the same power ratio like I do from my kohlers..........would like to hear others of comparrisons too?

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 08:39 AM

I have seen HH and OH stamped on Tecumseh overhead cast engines. Yes your 160 is an overhead. And all the parts will interchange stamped OH160 or HH160 it's still the same engine. They are very good strong heavy built engines. They will last a very long time
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Posted October 21, 2016 - 08:41 AM

You are missing a tin that goes on the top of your cylinder head. You need it to cool that head right. It's aluminum and will drop a valve seat if it gets too hot. You can make one. I have a few of those I can send you a pic of what they look like

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 09:18 AM

After the shield is in place, try adjusting the carb. You can download the manual from our Manuals Section. If adjustments don't fix it, do a complete tuneup including valve adjustment and maybe carb rebuilding. That engine should pull about as good as a 14 hp Kohler. I will admitt that the Kohlers I've had seem to pull a little better than the Tecusmehs. Be a little suspicious why that shield is missing. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 21, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Tecs get a bad rap, I personally like mine. They are decent running motors when tuned properly and will last a long time if properly maintained.

As TP stated, they are prone to dropping valve seats, mainly the exhaust seat due to the heat, running them slight rich does help cool them slightly. I had to replace the head on mine due to a mouse nest under the tins causing excessive heat.

 

The Kohlers will seem to have more power, cubic inch wise they are slightly bigger than the same horsepower rated Tecumseh.

"No replacement for displacement"


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Posted October 21, 2016 - 12:35 PM

well right now this tractor will be a designated snow remover more than anything other than the occasion of pulling something around the house to point a to b sort of thing and it is already slightly rich on fuel mixture and well aware of the heat factor with Tecumseh's too on the older ariens snowblower line I've had rods come out through the side before but extreme cold you can't beat them in my opinion .........gentlemen thank you for your help and opinions



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Posted October 21, 2016 - 12:35 PM

that and wish parts were a little cheaper



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Posted October 21, 2016 - 12:39 PM

hey t/c power would like to see a pic of the shrouds if you got them? also when I had this worked on my buddy Randy had said underneath the valve cover the valves were clean as a whistle so that's a good sign I guess



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Posted October 21, 2016 - 01:01 PM

I've always had good service out of Tecs


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Posted October 21, 2016 - 03:20 PM

I liked the flat heads growing up as a kid but never had the OHV stuff so getting to know them LOL



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Posted October 21, 2016 - 03:26 PM

hey t/c power would like to see a pic of the shrouds if you got them? also when I had this worked on my buddy Randy had said underneath the valve cover the valves were clean as a whistle so that's a good sign I guess


I will send you some later on when I get home
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Posted October 21, 2016 - 03:56 PM

hey thank you T/C power!


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Posted October 21, 2016 - 05:35 PM

hey thank you T/C power!

Don't laugh at the wiring I just drug this one home it has an Oh160. The blower cover is off but this is the top. Tin. There should also be one on the side of the cylinder if there isn't I can get you pics

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 05:35 PM

Sorry they are sideways it doesn't matter what way I hold my phone they always are. And I don't have a computer to fix them

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 05:40 PM

so basicly the piece around or in by the spark lug?






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