Small engine extravaganza

February 12th, 2010 at 11:48 am by Kobaz in Misc

It’s been snowing a boatload.  Almost three feet in a span of about a week.  The free snowblower that I just finished rebuilding the carburator on, cleaning up, and getting running… just sucked in a screw from the throttle plate.  It ran beautifully for about 5 minutes and suddenly, but mysteriously croaked.  Everything is apart now.  I took out the piston from the cylinder and sure enough, the screw did some damage.  The damage seems to be localized to the piston.  The walls of the cylinder are seemingly perfect, but there’s a hole in the sidewall of the piston, and a gouge running up the entire side.  No wonder it has low compression.

/me orders some parts.