I have to agree with your last sentence. Folks just did ot wake up one day and decide to hate Tecumseh engines for no reason at all. Tecumseh had always been found on lower priced equipment. Today its found on higher priced equipment purely from the manufactuers goal of making more profit, and when you read the fine print, that engines are warranted by engine maker, it basically exhonerates them from folks being able to say they make an inferior product.Originally posted by aegt5000
For as long as I can remember I have always heard people rate
Tecumseh at the bottom of the food chain.
However, there must be something behind Tecumseh’s universally
renowned poor opinion.
In my wood chipper, it has the XL Industrial Commercial 8 horse power engine with overhead valves. The XL engines are call EXTRA LIFE engines. These are the most durable of the Tecumseh engine line. This engine has 92PSI cylinder pressure. It's also called the HM80 engine. Much better than the HH engine series that is prone to issues.It could be fine but I’ve heard that since it’s a Tecumseh it might not be.