Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/roper snow blower


hi I just picked up a roper 5-26 snow blower with a Tecumseh motor I'm  not sure if it's 2 stroke or 4 stroke....

most of the numbers on anything are off. so cant get them. and I cant seem to find anything on this snow blower..

can some one please help?
thank you

Roper is most likely and AYP blower.

If the engine has a dipstick or oil fill cap to check the engine oil then it is a 4 stroke.  If no dipstick or oil check/fill cap then is it a 2 stroke.

Attach some pictures of the engine and blower and I might be able to tell who made it.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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