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Old 11-02-2007, 11:24 PM
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Run the piston to the top and make sure you blow any carbon/old gasket material from around the top of the piston/cylinder gap. Apply a small amount of oil with your finger on all the head bolt threads and torque as below;


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Old 11-03-2007, 12:32 AM
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thank you very much. the machine is in such solid shape I really want to keep it going. Hopefully this is it. Is there any parts that would be replaced just as maintinance on a machine this old?
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:32 AM
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Ok I took out spark plug to take a look and looked inside it was kind of black and sooty looking so I sprayed some carb cleaner in, when I did I was surprised to see it running down the outside of the cylinder coming out of the head gasket as fast as I could spray it in.
Sooooo is there any trick to doing a head gasketaaaaaa/, anyone know the torque sequence or specs? Is there anything to look out for when doing it?
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:19 AM
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Sorry Rob, If you look in the top right hand corner I live in the SunShine State.

Never seen a snow thrower up close and personal....

All I can say is keep the oil level full and change as needed.....
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:17 AM
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thank you very much. the machine is in such solid shape I really want to keep it going. Hopefully this is it. Is there any parts that would be replaced just as maintinance on a machine this old?
We get lots of snow, on the bottom of the blower their are 2 shoes that it rides on make sure they are their and not worn or the blower will ride on the auger deck, lube the shift linkage with marine grease, I don't know your style of blower but some have auger differentials look behind the auger and see if their is a differential it may have a plug in it for gear lube check that the auger bearings may have grease Zerk's if it does shoot some marine grease in their. lube everything that moves except the friction wheel if it has one if it is rusting anywhere get some rustolium on it.
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:26 PM
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thank you everyone, its very nice of you to help out especially since I cant afford a new one or to pay someone else to fix it, it all went well, did the friction wheel also.
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