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Name blomberg91
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Location Talkeetna, Alaska
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Date Last Access Dec 17, 2013 4:49 pm
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Re: Chute controls and handlebars
#1   Dec 17, 2013 2:11 pm
If you have a nice warm space to thaw out your cable controls after every use they function just fine. A lot of people store their snowblowers in the cold in my neck of the woods, and the freeze up on the cables, control arms and linkage makes them a clear second choice to gear driven chute controls for anyone who stores their machines outside.
Re: The Perfect Gas Can?
#2   Mar 10, 2012 1:30 pm
I've spilled more gas with the cans that vent out of the spout than any other gas container, including all the vintage (and perfect working) containers that preceded them. Then they came up with the nozzle shut in, but for filling weedeaters and chainsaws it would help if I was an octopus to keep everything stable when filling. Not sure what engineers came up with these designs but they must have contracted someone to do all their yard work.

Thanks to everyone for finding suppliers to some new and vintage styles. Will definitely be checking into them.

Re: Should I run it for awhile, or just pack it up for next year?
#3   Feb 27, 2012 10:58 pm
Trouts2 had an end of year checklist that he posted a while ago. If you search through the posts you will find it. I would think completing gas and carb section of the checklist would be the most important for a snowblower that has never been worked.
Re: No grease zerks on Ariens 926le auger shaft
#4   Feb 22, 2012 12:32 am
I am at work for the next week straight but the manual I downloaded from Ariens before I left lists them as ST927LE and 921005.
No grease zerks on Ariens 926le auger shaft
#5   Feb 21, 2012 3:40 am
Unlike my old school Craftsman, there are no grease zerks on the auger shaft on my Ariens. I read all the time on this forum about people digging into frozen augers, shafts, and gearboxes. I am thinking about drilling, tapping, and fitting the auger blades with a grease zerk on each side of the gear box so I do not have to break down the entire auger every time to lubricate the shaft. At the end of the season do you experienced snowblower hands break down the entire auger assembly to inspect, clean and grease it? If that is the case, putting in the grease zerks would be futile.   
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