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For your amusement only!

My snow blower tune up. For most older two stage snow blowers.

Visually inspect machine, check oil level and color. Is there gas in tank? Fuel valve on or off? Is there fur hanging out of engine in places? Your looking for mouse nest in shroud near coil.

If you see yarn or paper hanging out in places a mouse has built a nest in the shrouding and will need to be removed before running engine.

All ok see if it fires up and runs. Run engine till warm, shut off fuel and run carb. dry.

Drain oil and disconnect spark plug.

Stand unit up on front of unit,  remove bottom panel and inspect driven disc and linkages. Lube as necessary, do not get lube on drive disc parts.

Note when you remove bottom panel and you did fine a ball of crap mouse nest "unit would not roll" you will have to dig all that crap out of chains and gears.

Place unit back on its wheels and remove belt cover. Engage auger and inspect how far belt goes down into drive pulley on engine.

Is the belt low in pulley? Time to replace it. You do still have the manual to install and adjust it correctly? If not Google it.

Next go to front of machine and tip it back on the handles and block front up,\.

Remove shear pins and grease fittings in augers and turn them by hand to distribute the grease. You removed a shear pin and can not move auger by hand.

Auger may be frozen on shaft leave the shear pin out it may free up at a later time.

Check center gear box for auger is the lube at proper level or does it take grease??? May want to find out that bugger is expensive and not easy to replace.

Visually inspect the augers and the rear blower fan for bent fins. Unbend as necessary. It may take a little work, like removing the discharge chute for access.

Every thing lubed and unbent, augers moving freely on shafts. Now it is time to replace shear pins. Grease them up and reinstall them.

Note the nut should not be tight. There should be no play but shear pin should still spin in place easily. As in do not crush auger tube onto the drive shaft.

Blower end is now done, unblock and stand unit up again, replace bottom cover. How is the tire pressure. Are the wheel axels lube and free to move in wheel rims??

Now on most of the older units the carb bowl should now be visible. Up to you but I always remove the bowl inspect float level clean out the crap and reinstall.

All covers back on, visually inspected belt linkages and adjusted to the book?  Add oil to the proper level, remove inspect and replace spark plug.

Turn fuel back on and let it sit and make sure carb is not leaking.  No gas leak, fire up the engine and run unit. Drive works properly, will spin tires if held back.

Blower engage and disengage properly. Now shut fuel off and run carb dry, choke it when it is dying. No fuel shut off. Install one.

Caution if you remove any carburetor linkage make shure" it is installed correctly and adjusted before you start the engine!"

If that last warning is not followed you can be removing and disassembling the engine to replace the governor gear assembly.

Read and follow your owners manual.........

Good luck I will be in Florida for the winter.

 

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For storage purposes, drain as much fuel out as possible by draining.  Mix a 1 or 2 ounces of fuel with a 1/2 ounce of Marvel Mystery Oil and put it into the tank and run until engine stops. It will smoke some. Then put in about 1/2 ounce of Marvel Mystery Oil into tank. Try to run some.  Put choke on to pull the oil into carb.  It will sputter a bit. If it starts, run it for a few seconds then shut off.  Then store. Next season fill up tank and start it up. It will smoke some again but should clear. Also do CapeDave's routine.

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Snow Blower ????Snow Shovel,didnt we have this conversation a few years ago,,work is for people than do not know  how to Fish or  Golf, Trout and Red are schooling up, grouper moving in to shallow water,  17-20ft 

Price of rental units going up,Good Friend just sold his little place (Mobile) for11K, Brother say's lot of winter places for sale in Sebring (Good Fresh Water Fishing) 

GD cold here right now got down to 49

 Come on Down,    Al    Oh gallon of  Sweet Tea now $2.00 went up .15

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On 11/17/2017 at 6:49 AM, Al Sears said:

Snow Blower ????Snow Shovel,didnt we have this conversation a few years ago,,work is for people than do not know  how to Fish or  Golf, Trout and Red are schooling up, grouper moving in to shallow water,  17-20ft 

Price of rental units going up,Good Friend just sold his little place (Mobile) for11K, Brother say's lot of winter places for sale in Sebring (Good Fresh Water Fishing) 

GD cold here right now got down to 49

 Come on Down,    Al    Oh gallon of  Sweet Tea now $2.00 went up .15

Not fair Al!

Cabo

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 Well some of those Guy's had that coming for Pinging on me in summer time about how Hot it is, sure it is Hot here in Summer only because we are closer to the Equator,in Winter Time not as cold as we are Further S from N Pole ,Bet that most didnt know that,  

 

 

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