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chillywilly


Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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Older Toro Snowblower 5hp 24", el. start, owners manual/advice
Original Message   Jan 4, 2009 7:03 pm
Hi there, cleaned out my parents garage and came across an old snowblower, probably 20 years old.  Its a Toro 5hp, 24",electric start, 4 stroke, all red. Could not get a model # off the engine. Want to fire it up, however don't have oil capacity or specs for a replacement plug.  Looking for a manual or info to start this process.  Appreciate any advice. 
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MacLorry27


Joined: Dec 23, 2008
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Re: Older Toro Snowblower 5hp 24", el. start, owners manual/advice
Reply #1   Jan 4, 2009 7:21 pm

Drain the oil and see how much you get out. Then put that much oil back in to start with and then check the oil level. My 28 year-old Toro used less than a quart of 5w30 and so do the new ones, so I would recommend 5w30 synthetic motor oil such as Mobil 1.

Also check to make sure there’s oil in the auger gear box. If you need to add oil you will need oil for that application. I used 75w-90 Mobil synthetic gear lube in my old Toro.

Check to see if there’s any gas in the tank. If so, and if you don’t know how long it’s been in there, I would recommend draining it out. If there’s no gas in the tank, check the gas line to make sure it looks ok and then add just a bit of gas and look for leaks. If ok, add enough so there’s a inch of gas in the tank. The ideas is to test the tank, line and carberator for leaks before you fill up the tank.

If there’s a spark plug in the machine then try starting it. The plug might be fine.

Mac

borat


Joined: Nov 10, 2007
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Re: Older Toro Snowblower 5hp 24", el. start, owners manual/advice
Reply #2   Jan 4, 2009 7:36 pm
I'd pull the carb float bowl as well to make sure there's no debris in it.  It will also be a good indicator of the rest of the fuel system.   MacLorry gave you a lot of good guidance.  Take your time to go over the machine.  Clean it up and lube where ever it looks like it needs it.  Check the chains inside the housing.  Give them some oil if they're rusty.  Be very careful not to get oil on the drive disk and wheel.  If you do, the machine will not move and you'll have a nasty job cleaning it off.  If you can pull the wheels off, do so and give the axles a coat of grease (marine or snowmobile grease will do).  Check the intake on the carb to make sure you don't have a rat's nest in there.  It should be as clean as a whistle. Spray some light machine oil into the spark plug hole and pull the engine over slowly a few times to give the piston a bit of lube.   Keep in touch an let us know how it fires up.    
MacLorry27


Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Points: 54

Re: Older Toro Snowblower 5hp 24", el. start, owners manual/advice
Reply #3   Jan 4, 2009 8:09 pm
To get a manul for your Toro 521, which is what I think it is, go to this web page.

Put 38052 in the "Enter Model number" box and click SEARCH, then click on the year you think the machine was made in. Next click Manuals in the Get More Information menu.  Click on the Operator Manual [ English ] link to download the manul as a PDF.  Save it to your hard dirve so you will have it in the future.
 

chillywilly


Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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Re: Older Toro Snowblower 5hp 24", el. start, owners manual/advice
Reply #4   Jan 7, 2009 8:03 pm
Thanks for all the suggestions & advice.  I did find the correct yr & model, 1977  524 model.  MacLorry27, I tried  downloading the manual without success, that said any suggestions where a no-charge one is available.

Thanks all,

mech12


Joined: Feb 20, 2006
Points: 273

Re: Older Toro Snowblower 5hp 24", el. start, owners manual/advice
Reply #5   Jan 8, 2009 9:26 am
Model #SerialYearProduct Name
 380524000001 -
4999999
1984521 Snowthrower

Publications
FORMREVLANGPUB. TYPEPGFICHESTATUS
3312-283 ENOperator Manual20 Complete
3312-226 ENParts Catalog164.9.1Complete
 
SERVICE PUBLICATION TITLEPUB. TYPEDATE
Storage Instruction Decal   (MSC # 22)Service Bulletin04-17-2000
Setscrews Used on All Equipment   (MSC # 20)Service Bulletin02-06-1997
Gearbox, Auger - Lubricant Change   (SNO # 12)Service Bulletin04-28-1986
Starters, Electric & Recoil - Icing   (SNO # 11)Service Bulletin02-24-1986
Gearbox, Auger - Lubricant Change   (SNO # 6)Service Bulletin11-04-1985
Starter, Electric - Applications   (SNO # 2)Service Bulletin01-27-1984
Fuels & Lubricants   (TORO # 141)Service Bulletin04-25-1979
Replacement Serial Number Plate   (TORO # 106)Service Bulletin03-10-1976
Belt Failure AnalysisService Aid 
Toro / Wheel Horse Lawn-Boy Paint, Lubricants, Sealants & AdhesivesService Aid 
Tecumseh Carburetor Identification, Troubleshooting and Service   (695907)Service Manual 
Tecumseh Quick Reference Service Information   (695933)Service Manual 


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Model Number

38052

Product Year

1984

Beginning Serial #

4000001

Ending Serial #

4999999

Product Name

521 Snowthrower

Product Brand

Toro

Product Type

Snowthrowers

Product Series

Snowthrower, Two Stage Small Frame

Swath

21 inch

Discharge

Two Stage

Engine/Motor Mfg.

Tecumseh

Engine/Motor Model #

HS50-67223E

Engine/Motor Size

5 hp

Engine/Motor Type

4 Cycle

Engine Starter

Recoil

Transmission Mfg.

Toro

Transmission Model #

NA

Transmission Speeds

3 Forward/1 Reverse

Transmission Type

Friction Disc


© 2009 The Toro Company

Spec. Group

Spec. Name

Spec. Value

Chassis

Tire Pressure

7-15 PSI / .5-1kg sq. cm

Drive System

Gearbox Lubricant

7 oz. (198gm) Lubriplate MAG-1

Drive System

Ground Speed

Fwd. .9 / 1.3 / 1.9 / 2.9 Rev. 1.3 mph

Engine

Engine Oil Type

21 oz. (.62l) 5w-30 or 10w / API SH or higher

Engine

Engine Speed

High 3300, Low 2200±150 RPM

Engine

Ignition Coil Air Gap

.013" / .33mm

Engine

Spark Plug

Champion RJ19LM

Engine

Spark Plug Gap

.030"/ .76mm

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