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post #11 of 120 Old 01-05-2017, 02:08 AM
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There are msny you tube vids that explain how to change the oil and spark plugs on these snow blowers. Toro even had some on their website. Just make sure you have the right tools and a good idea of what's involved .

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Where in Chicago do you live? I'm not super experienced with snow blowers, but if we're close, maybe I could help?
You're better than Jiffy-screwed for sure...

Jack, don't take it near those monkeys, if anyone will mess it up worse than you it's them (no offense).

Exchange a PM or two with Ed C. and maybe make a connection? At least on the phone maybe you could go over some things easier than back 'n forth via keyboard...

Heck PM me your number and I'll give you a shout. A little further away though...

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You're better than Jiffy-screwed for sure...

Jack, don't take it near those monkeys, if anyone will mess it up worse than you it's them (no offense).

Exchange a PM or two with Ed C. and maybe make a connection? At least on the phone maybe you could go over some things easier than back 'n forth via keyboard...

Heck PM me your number and I'll give you a shout. A little further away though...

Well, I'm not sure that I feel comfortable giving out my phone number or address to strangers on an online forum, but thanks for the offers.

Near the Jiffy Lube, there is a Mobil gas station that also repairs cars. Perhaps that station can take care of the sparkplug issue.
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Well, I'm not sure that I feel comfortable giving out my phone number or address to strangers on an online forum, but thanks for the offers.
I understand that for sure, but if you can find a reasonably anonymous way to voice chat (say using skype or lync or discord) it would probably be worth your while. I suspect I'm not the only one who read about using pliers and screamed a little bit. I'm quite certain that very nearly all the people on this forum and offering to help you are sincere in their desire to not have you make a minor bad situation into something much worse. Proper tools + a little bit of know-how are very valuable things to have and they last a very long time.
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I'm in the Logan Square area, if you change your mind! I think your best bet might be to go watch a bunch of youtube videos. They've helped me immensely with a lot of small engine issues.


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Well, I'm not sure that I feel comfortable giving out my phone number or address to strangers on an online forum, but thanks for the offers.
Lol you can see my snow machine in my avatar, and also you'll notice I'm in Japan... I'd say the chances I'm going to come over and rob you of yer broke stuff are fairly remote. (see what I did thar)

Another member has trusted me with his kid, true story... link available upon request.

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Well, I found some socket wrenches in my home, and I have attached a photo of them. Hopefully, one of these will work on my sparkplug.

Please let me know whether these tools are correct for sparkplug removal and attachment.
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No, what? Can you elaborate?
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You need a spark plug socket of the proper size, or a least a deep socket.

Someone else may jump in elaborate more for you sooner... atm I'm between a load of laundry, stove maintenance and a hollering 7 month old...

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