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Ariens/LCT dipstick tube O-rings, leaking oil.

I just spent 3000 dollars on an Ariens Hydro Pro 28 with EFI it leaks oil like a dang faucet I brought to my local dealer and am told it will be 4-8 weeks until I know anything. Ariens and the dealer I bought it from will do nothin to rplace this new machine beside fixing it under "Warranty" it is December 12th and I won't have a working machine until February!? I don't think so!!! Simply unacceptable..... Buyer Beware!!!! If customer support can do anything contact me ASAP not happy 207-415-8381
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$3,000 for a machine that $1,000 probably could have done the trick. So, that is $2,000 worth of beer and chips that will never come to fruition.

Sorry to hear about the oil fountain . . . any idea of where it is coming from? Missing cap or plug? Easy fix maybe?

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First off you paid way over than what there selling for. I never heard of such a thing.

You bought this from a dealer or a big box store? One to two months before you know whats wrong? LOL ... that is unbelievable ....

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Unacceptable! Fixing it under warranty is reasonable but it should be much quicker than that!
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It is 2800 +tax And that's anywhere you buy this model from. The oil is coming from the engine case/valve cover. The reason it is going to take so long is because every dealer is back logged repairing old machines not brand spankin new ones it's rediculous! Under these circumstances Ariens needs to do the right thing and replace it asap.
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A few things to clear up:

1. $2,700 is the current price for an Ariens pro 28 hydro EFI. With tax, thats about $3,000.

2. Let's not have any judgment calls on what people choose to spend..Nothing wrong with buying a 3K snowblower if you want it and can afford it.

3. Oil leak is all about the engine, the exact model of snowblower is irrelevant. So it really has nothing to with the Ariens pro 28 hydro EFI, specifically, it could happen with any model.

4. 4 to 8 weeks seems about right for this time of year. They probably are literally unable to go faster, because they are swamped. I agree, it shouldnt take that long! But its December, thousands of people fired up their snowblowers for the first time this year over the past few weeks..hundreds then brought them into the shop, because they didnt adequately test them ahead of time..it is what it is.

Can you try other dealers?

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3. Oil leak is all about the engine, the exact model of snowblower is irrelevant. So it really has nothing to with the Ariens pro 28 hydro EFI, specifically, it could happen with any model.

Scot. thanks for pointing that out.

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S**t happens. You have two options.

Wait for a dealer to look at it and deal with the down time.

Or post some pictures of the leak and let us advise you on the problem. If itís something simple then why wait weeks.

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Every dealer in the state of Maine is 4 weeks+ I called them all today. It is at my local shop right now. I completely understand why they are all busy however my snow blower shouldn't be there period. I know stuff happens but the fact it happened on a brand new snow blower this time of year should get special attention from the manufacturer in my opinion.

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