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Tecumseh carb rebuild -- ???
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mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 06:13:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
hello ya'll-
been busy? good weekend? everybody fit?

got a worry i need help with. have a sears outboard motor what needs the carburetor rebuilt. it is a tecumseh motor. thing is a air cooled deal. lightweight but as loud as a chainsaw. it makes a small john boat whistle along. thing is sick now. bad sick.

can any of you folks tell me of a source for a carb kit for this older outboard. i done a search but come up short.

many thanks

Salmoneye    Posted 06-14-2004 at 06:29:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Give me the model number and serial off the motor if you can...

HP would be handy too...

mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 06:49:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
cant say what the serial number is. the hp is 7.5. cant get to the motor for another week. it is in the back of my buddy's truck. he on a vacation. sure wish i knew the carb was bad before he left.

someone told me that they used the power head on several applications. i never seen one on any thing else though.

thank you samoneye. i appreciate it.

patrick bossi    Posted 04-12-2006 at 16:58:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have Sears outboard motor 7 or 8 hp. It needs a carb rebuild kit. model # 217-585750 &serial # 28-208149

Salmoneye    Posted 06-14-2004 at 07:06:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
When you say it is a 'Sears', is it an 'Eska' made for Sears?...Somewhere between 1965 and 1980?...

Either way I think that it should be this carb kit...

If this is not the one, take the carb body with you to any small motor place that deals in Tecumseh parts and they can match it in a second...They are almost exactly the same as the ones in use today and they are dang near bullet proof...

I have a 3.5HP Eska made for Sears in 1971 that is still on the original spark plug and points and I know...My Father was the original owner...

mud    Posted 06-14-2004 at 08:04:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
wow that is some history. 1971? nice. if it aint broke--

eska? might be. a mechanic friend of mine told me he thought it was a tecumseh, thats all i got to go on.

i really like this motor. only used it a little bit since i bought it 5 years ago. is yours loud?

these things are easy to take off and on a transom.

thank you again for helping me salmoneye.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-14-2004 at 08:57:35       [Reply]  [No Email]

Eska powerheads are all Tecumseh engines...

All tecumseh carb parts and kits are still readily available...

Like you said...If it aint broke ;-)


thank you X3    Posted 06-14-2004 at 09:18:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
i ordered the carb kit. might be able to put the oars to rest for a while. great site you told me about.


PS...    Posted 06-14-2004 at 06:38:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
These guys can answer ANYTHING about old outboards...

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