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#1 glenking OFFLINE  

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Posted August 19, 2017 - 10:34 PM

I have an old JC Pennys rototiller thats been sitting for years with a siezed motor. I have found a rather new poullan snowblower with a husqvarna engine, the free price was right. The snowblower has a busted auger and is beyond repair. I was hoping I could put the engine on the tiller and make it usable once again. However, the engine says its for winter use only, it also has no easy way to hook up a throttle cable to it. Any thoughts?
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Posted August 20, 2017 - 05:00 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  Might want to post some pictures of the carb and any linkage the new motor has . I wonder why the sticker says "Winter use only " too . Maybe emission related ? Also maybe this should have been posted in a different Forum , Mechinical and Hydraulic might get more looks , 

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Posted August 20, 2017 - 05:19 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. Pics do help folks here see what you have and answer a lot of questions.


Edit: I moved this.

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Posted August 20, 2017 - 05:59 AM

Usually winter engines for snow blowers have no air filter a all them, since winter snow blowing air is not dusty and an air filter gets clogged up with snow flying around.  Also, carbs have smaller throats and bigger jets due to colder. denser air in winter.  Jets can be easily replaced I would think.


As far as a throttle linkage for a cable, my old tiller has none...it s meant to run at full throttle for long periods of time tilling, when done just reach over and turn it to idle or off.  Easy peasy.

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Posted August 20, 2017 - 06:28 AM

I agree with the above definition of a winter engine. Not real hard to set up for summer use. I do it for my son's TracTeam. Switch airbox to one with a filter and tweak the carb. Come winter switch it back.

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Posted August 20, 2017 - 07:32 AM

I wouldn't even bother tweaking the carb, who cares if it runs a little rich?  You will want to find a way to put an air cleaner on it or it'll have a short life.

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Posted August 20, 2017 - 09:09 AM

Then why do snow blowers all have a lean surge whenever they don't have a snout full of snow?

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Posted August 20, 2017 - 09:53 AM

One thing to check is the flywheel to see how much cooling air it can move. I know from having fan cooled snowmobiles they had some extra venting to be opened for operation in warmer weather but if got warmer then 50 degrees F you needed to stop & let them cool down ever so often.


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Posted August 20, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Welcome to GTT. Download the manuals that you need from our Manuals Section. What you want to do should be an easy backyard mechanic project. The air filter from the blown engine may even fit the new engine. Most engies can add a throttle cable fairly easy. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted August 20, 2017 - 02:01 PM

On my existing snow blower, it runs pretty rich in the summer, rich enough to stumble and exhaust black smoke.  I would think that would foul the plugs and the exhaust valve a bit.