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I have 2004 1332le is it ok to use grease under the chute?? i have it off to put my impeller kit on
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Grease and oil attract dirt, I prefer not to use either, if I do use a lubricant in those type of situations, I use a graphite paste, Never-Seize.

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Dirt won't hurt the chute. I use grease/lube. I wipe it off when it gets dirty after a few years and put new stuff on.
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Big variety of opinions here I guess - - - -
I wouldn't use most chain lubes as they're generally made to stick, even at elevated temps
I would use waterproof grease as the environment isnt dirty but it is wet.
Anyone going to speak up for silicone lubes?
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I've used Mobil1 grease or snowmobile grease (both design for low temperatures)
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I've used Mobil1 grease or snowmobile grease (both design for low temperatures)
Agree. Low-temp grease is the way to go.Clean and regrease as needed or any time the chute is off.
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Big variety of opinions here I guess - - - -
I wouldn't use most chain lubes as they're generally made to stick, even at elevated temps
I would use waterproof grease as the environment isnt dirty but it is wet.
Anyone going to speak up for silicone lubes?
Its all good.... until temps get cold. Anything designed for low temperature use should be fine.
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I do lube the chute on my Toro because it's plastic on metal but the chute on my Cub is plastic on plastic so no lube needed.


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