Snow blower help - Team Camaro Tech
Non-Camaro Tech Problems and Issues with your daily driver or other non-Camaro vehicles.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 16, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Greg
 
pittpens24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,817
Garage
Snow blower help

This is my luck. Started and gassed it up last night in preparation. Got all of 10' and looked like it was leaking gas. Tore it apart thinking a mouse got to the fuel line. All looked good. Thought maybe the float was sticking - good there too. Fired it up appeared to be good then started leaking bad from the Valve cover breather - I knew I was in trouble. Took off the breather and it hit me that maybe a seal or gasket went???? I checked the oil and the dipstick about blew out of my hand - the crankcase was full of gas and oil. Any ideas what to check? It is an 8hp Honda. Any help would be great - we are at 22" here

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
pittpens24 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 16, 04:34 PM
Senior Tech
jerry
 
JERRYS 69 Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: saginaw, mi
Posts: 408
Re: Snow blower help

Check the needle and seat. If the needle doesn't seat it will flood the carb and
Gas will leak into the crankcase. Also, be sure to drain crankcase oil and install
New oil Filter if it has one. I would also put a shut off valve in gas line. Shut valve
Off after every use. Hope this helps.
JERRYS 69 Z is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 16, 04:40 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,287
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: Snow blower help

Quote:
Originally Posted by JERRYS 69 Z View Post
Check the needle and seat. If the needle doesn't seat it will flood the carb and
Gas will leak into the crankcase. Also, be sure to drain crankcase oil and install
New oil Filter if it has one. I would also put a shut off valve in gas line. Shut valve
Off after every use. Hope this helps.
X 2

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 16, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Greg
 
pittpens24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,817
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

Thanks Jerry - will try that in the am. Has a shut out valve.

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
pittpens24 is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 16, 04:59 PM
Senior Tech
Brian
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NE Ga
Posts: 737
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

My brother lives in NE Jersey and sent me a pic of a tape measure jammed into the snow. As of 7:30pm he was up to 25 inches of snow. I told him to move south and forget the snow blower. LOL.
BRICO69 is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 16, 05:17 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
George
 
Gbauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 8,047
Re: Snow blower help

Just 25?

Sold:
1968 Base hardtop 250 with a P̶G̶ built 2004r
Offy intake
Holley 390 CFM carb
Langdon split header to a 2.5" exhaust
Mild cam
Custom interior
Gbauer is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Greg
 
pittpens24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,817
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

I am in Blairstown and the final count is 22". Thanks guys for the help. Not sure if and what will be open today to get oil to try and get the blower goin being that this is a hick town lol.

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
pittpens24 is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 04:04 AM
Super Moderator
Bess-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 31,591
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

With the suggestions of others, I'll add carb may need cleaning as needle & seat are two separate entities working against each other along with sediment in the bowl.

My suggestion is add Sta-Bil, fuel stabilizer, to the gas can.
I use it year around, 2 oz per 5 gals, I think - follow instructions, but you can never have too much.
I have used it for the last 10 years and have not had a problem with any engine.

A good 10W30 oil will do good for the Honda engine - whatever is on the oil cap.

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls. May 2017 ROTM Winner - Thank you!
'
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions - maybe this year, 2019 ...
Everett#2390 is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 04:11 AM
Senior Tech
kevin
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: virginia
Posts: 3,609
Re: Snow blower help

Quote:
Originally Posted by Everett#2390 View Post
With the suggestions of others, I'll add carb may need cleaning as needle & seat are two separate entities working against each other along with sediment in the bowl.

My suggestion is add Sta-Bil, fuel stabilizer, to the gas can.
I use it year around, 2 oz per 5 gals, I think - follow instructions, but you can never have too much.
I have used it for the last 10 years and have not had a problem with any engine.

A good 10W30 oil will do good for the Honda engine - whatever is on the oil cap.
flat tire is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Greg
 
pittpens24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,817
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

Thanks - ill add that to the list - that is if my town will even be open today.....

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
pittpens24 is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 08:24 AM
Super Moderator
Bess-68's rule
 
Everett#2390's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Va Beach VA
Posts: 31,591
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

I have yet to find '710' at Home Depot or Lowes - may be a special oil...

At the last run of the season, you may want to shut off the fuel and let the engine run carb dry.
There might be a drain valve on the bowl for emptying - spring loaded petcock to push in?

Give a man a rescued dog for the health of both their souls. May 2017 ROTM Winner - Thank you!
'
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CUBS - 2016 World Series Champions - maybe this year, 2019 ...
Everett#2390 is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 09:38 AM
Senior Tech
Jimmie-Retired
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: S.E. Wyo & Coastal Ala
Posts: 1,036
Re: Snow blower help

^^^ What Everett said. I never leave gas in anything at the end of the season. Weed whacker, chain saw, snow blower, lawn mower, whatever. I think that ethanol blend gas plays havoc with small engine carburetors. Big ones too. My adult sons haven't figured that out yet and have dirt bikes, riding mowers, and go karts that won't run.

Jim's '69
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


68 SS 396 4 speed A/C Bought New Sold 1976
68 350/350 A/C Bought 1978 $700 Wrecked
69 350 4 Speed Bought 1988
Fried Okra is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Greg
 
pittpens24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,817
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

Thanks alot guys. I checked the float yesterday and it appeared to be fine. Took the whole carb apart and gave it a good cleaning. Changed the oil and voila - good as new. I had siphoned out all the gas at the end of last season but never drained the carb - lesson learned. I also bought a bottle of Seafoam additive to get me through the winter season. Thanks again to all who posted.

'68 Camaro with RS conversion
Moser 9" with 4:11
Martz Chassis 4-link and Front Sub-frame
Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 speed
572 BB - CM Engines
Wilwood 6 piston front and 4 piston rear disc
pittpens24 is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 10:44 AM
Senior Tech
Steiner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lyman, SC
Posts: 8,348
Re: Snow blower help

We're lucky enough to have ethanol-free 87 at several stations. Even so I put the regular red Sta-Bil in the cans every time I fill them up, even during season when I go through it at a decent pace since it may get shared in stuff where it doesn't get burned as fast. Sometimes I get ethanol gas in the cans and in that case use the blue marine 360 Sta-Bil.
http://www.goldeagle.com/product/sta-bil-360-marine


'69 Camaro
Dart 400-AFR 195-224/224 HR-Powerjection III TB with F.A.S.T. Sportsman XFI
TKO 600-Moser 3.42-Detroit Truetrac
500hp/538lbft

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'69 Camaro Beater-SFT 327-M20-Moser 4.10-sold
'02 Z/28 vert-stock-sold and totaled
Steiner is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 16, 11:07 AM
Admin/Super Moderator
Brian
 
69-Pace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut USA
Posts: 12,509
Garage
Re: Snow blower help

Greg glad to see you are back in the fight.

I had a similar problem last year in our winter from hell where the spring loaded peacock rubber seal had dry rotted so it was leaking more fuel then burning and of course it was like midnight, over a foot of snow on the walks and driveway and 20 degrees in the garage.

I managed to Frankenstein a seal from some small O rings I had kicking around the bench and that got me through that night. The next morning I bought a replacement carb and extra bowl one without the peacock on-line over night shipping. Once bitten, twice smart, twice as poor.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1969 Z11 Pace Car - L48 350cid/300hp - 4 Speed Muncie 12 bolt rear.

Super Moderator Team Camaro
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
to send me a private message
69-Pace is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome