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Re: Weld up all the seams on the bucket?
#1   Dec 24, 2012 8:28 am
What I did when my snowblower was new was seal those and other spots with clear exterior caulk to keep salt and water out. Has worked pretty well no rust in 4 years.
Re: Misery from not properly storing a new Ariens....
#2   Dec 16, 2012 10:36 pm
I don't know everything but I do know vehicles have the technology and are designed for ethanol fuel. Also most vehicles don't sit for a year with that fuel not being used. Ethanol causes problems with small engines that do no have the technology and sometimes were not designed to use ethanol. Dealer Friend makes a killing on ethanol related small engine problems . If any petroleum engineer out there can clarify with real expertise that would be great
Re: Misery from not properly storing a new Ariens....
#3   Dec 16, 2012 9:20 pm
Tell me how long it waits then. American petroleum institute recommends not storing longer than season to season. Shops love the ethanol for all the problems it causes.
Re: Misery from not properly storing a new Ariens....
#4   Dec 16, 2012 7:22 pm
I found some gas in my area that does not have ethanol. That solves a lot of problems. I believe the web site is pure-gas.org. I buy 1 gallon at a time and put some stabil and seafoam in it immediately. Also shut the fuel off and let the carb run dry when done. A fuel filter wont stop gas from going bad and turning to varnish in the carb. Also that ethanol starts to separate and go bad immediately.
Toro vs Ariens comparison
#5   Dec 16, 2012 6:58 pm
Picked up a toro 928 (38660). Comparing it next to my Ariens platinjum 24 I noticed a few things. The Toro (265cc) engine seems very quiet compared to the Ariens (250cc) briggs. Obviously being a new engine will not be able to know longevity for some time. I was a little disappointed in Toros paint (seemed very thin). Missing some in spots people might not look until the rust started. Some welds seemed full of sand or something did not look good. Another thing was the missing grease zerk on auger for the Toro. I am unaware if the new gear boxes make this a thing of the past or not. Other than that the toro seemed balanced well and will look forward to actually compare them in snow.
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