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Anybody still using the Eskimo Shark with the 2.5 hp Emak engine?

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Mine is still running like a champ. Just wondering if anybody else is using these. The guy at Eskimo said it was the best one they ever made.

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i know this is old, but I am in need of a carb kit for this engine. Anybody? mine is a model 9403S. any info greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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According to a small engine mechanic I use, if your unit has a Tecumseh engine, you'll need the numbers off the carburetor. He said that Tecumseh would use several carbs in a model year trying to duck the EPA standards. According to him, they finally gave up and quit making them. You can get kits, but they're carb specific...not engine specific. Several good small engine online parts stores, but have the carb information.

BTW, my Esky is almost 30 years old and going strong yet.

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i know this is old, but I am in need of a carb kit for this engine. Anybody? mine is a model 9403S. any info greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Did you talk to Ardisam yet? That would be the first place to look.

As mentioned above, it is the best auger Eskimo has ever had! Still love mine laugh

Its the auger in my avatar.

It is a commercial grade motor, I believe made in Italy. Comparable to a Nils. The costs associated with these motors is why Eskimo had to discontinue the line. They had to find more affordable options to stay competitve.

Every auger since has been of much lower quality and cost.

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I am still running mine. It started in 2 pulls this morning and runs great. I sometimes put a 10" Strikemaster drill on mine and I can't hardly make it bog down. The more I read about people's experience with other augers the more I like mine.

Anyone know if any gas caps are available? The only problem I have is that mine is leaking slightly. Not a real problem if I don't put much fuel in it.

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It's not a tecumsah engine. It has Emak on the tag that is attached to the engine. It's italian made. Contacted Ardisam via email and they havent responded yet. I guess i could give them a call...

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... i'll throw the engine number out here and see what bites... Emak, 37.7cc, 1E8xs.0464BC

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Ardisam isn't real quick about responding to emails. Calling their support staff is a lot quicker. FYI I have an eskimo with an Emak engine on it...my small engine guy has it in pieces right now tuning it up.

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Thought i would give an update. Ardisam emailed me back and I called them. Both said that they dont carry parts for this auger anymore. The carb on this auger is a zama carb from china. model or series c1Q. E6 12A. Bought the kit on hsolist for 7 bux w/free shipping. Part number GND - 18.

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I use an Eskimo Shark 10" with the Emak. The kill switch quit working years ago and I have two spots where the powder coating has come loose on the flighting, but what a runner. It has never seen ethanol and I am religious about using SeaFoam. 1 or 2 pulls every time, year after year. Knock on wood.

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