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post #1 of 30 Old 01-17-2018, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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New Platinum 24, shavings in tank

My Platinum 24 SHO arrived from SBD on Monday. It took me about an hour to hook up everything, check the oils and adjust the chute deflector. I filled it with gas and it started on the first pull.
I ran it around my gravel drive a bit and I have zero issue with the turning.

I read the thread here about the gunk in the gas tank and looked. There were metal shavings in there. I used a magnet out of a hard drive on a stick and gathered as much as I could. I will remove the tank and flush once it warms up.

I ran it today after a solid 6 inch snow and it worked great! I did most of the blowing in 4th and it hardly even chugged. I'm quite pleased, except the metal shavings.
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i would send those pics off to ariens and voice your concerns. those "filings" should not be in the fuel system.

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i would send those pics off to ariens and voice your concerns. those "filings" should not be in the fuel system.
What he said. If any of that got into the cylinder you can have gouging and scoring as a result.
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Wow, that is a lot of metal in a new machine gas tank ....
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Wow, that is a lot of metal in a new machine gas tank ....
Agreed and it was probably in there when they formed the tank because it shouldn't have made it past the inlet screen.

Have you checked your fuel container in a similar fashion? Yes, it's a long shot for sure but I wonder if something else is going on.

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Where have we heard this before?
There are at least two others with the same thing, if that's what you're suggesting. It's the ONLY reason I even looked.
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Far more than two. My Platinum SHO 30 has similar filings.
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Far more than two. My Platinum SHO 30 has similar filings.
Well, again, I read about two. I didn't realize this is/was a well known thing here. I only seem to think about this forum during the winter
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