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Tecumseh/Ariens snoblower (OHV110 snowking engine) with oil leak, I have this 3 yr old machine and it has always seeped oil from the engine (my brother has a Husqvarna with the same engine and has the same problem. It is not the oil drain or the crankcase breather. Can you help? Thank You.

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  • ratsasleep Mar 11, 2009

    Hi, I changed the belts about 6 wks ago and front seal looked ok, but oil only accumulates when throwing snow, I will start it and observe front seal under full power. Is there another possible source for a leak of this type as I was surprised when I saw my brothers snowblower showing the exact same problem.Thank You.

  • ratsasleep Mar 12, 2009

    It becomes visable at the base of the engine due to the engine being painted black and the snowblower is painted orange-it is very visable at this junction and runs down the orange painted frame-my theory is it is seeping from where the motor case halves split but most of that is covered-pull start casing etc. while a total disassembly prob. would reveal the source it would be good to know what I am looking for to save time, money, and materials, also if this is common that may be good to know when upgrading in a year or two.

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    where does the oil accumulate on the machine

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    hello, is the oil leaking from the front oil seal where the crankshaft comes through engine cover.



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First of all check all your fuel lines from your tank to your carb for cracks, with the carb it is common on these to leak past the needle and seat in the carb, I would remove the float and try clean up the needle and seat first, then if that doesnt work you should be able to purchase the needle and seat as a spare part and not have to replace the whole carb...

Most times this problem can be rectified with a quick clean up of the needle and seat as there could be some forign matter or debris under it, be sure to reset the float level/seat turn the carb upside down a check that the float is sitting level or parallell with the carb body...

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