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Ariens 926LE Gearcase Seepage
Original Message   Dec 16, 2012 7:15 am
It seems for the past 2 summers I've had some seepage from the shaft seal in the Aluminum XS auger gearcase. The level remains at the fill hole though so its very little. I've seen a post by Snowmann saying to lower the level by raising thewheels and letting some out. Has anyone done this and had any issues? I figured it would eventually stop when the level get low enough. Seems like pressure during the warm weather is the cause. Thanks GP
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Location: Montreal QC Canada
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Re: Ariens 926LE Gearcase Seepage
Reply #5   Dec 25, 2020 8:04 pm
I have the exact same issue on my ST926LE (926001) with an aluminum XS gearbox. There is a leak at the rear shaft seal after each use.

Anyone knows why the two lower side seals are reliable while many people have a leak issue with the higher rear seal?

I needed to add 2 ounces of L2 to bring the level back to the fill plug. Should I replace the rear seal?

Is L3 grease thicker?, would it help to replace the original L2 by L3?
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