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post #1 of 27 Old 01-26-2014, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Those of you with the Ariens AX208 engine.....oil level related

I have a little over 4 hours on my Path-Pro and decided to change the factory fill. I noticed, when I bought the blower, the oil registered over the (what looked to be) fill mark on the dipstick. I assumed the dealer (or whoever put the oil in) put in the correct amount and that correct amount registered where it did on the dipstick, so I was not concerned.

So, when I drained the oil today I immediately pulled the plug after it had been running for 2 hours straight. The oil was nice and warm and flowed rather well. I let it sit for a couple of hours tipped back as I wanted to get as much of the oil out as possible, as I planned on measuring what came out. When I measured it, it came to ~24oz. So I went inside and pulled out the engine manual for this motor and it's supposed to take 16oz. Ahh, explains why it read a bit over the presumed "full" mark. Also reaffirms why I don't like to buy new power equipment that has been previously setup by somebody else. That's another story though.

I go ahead and put the 16oz of oil in stated in the engine owners manual. I let it sit a bit so it can settle and I check it. It's hardly on the dipstick much less on "FULL". So, I add a little more and check again...nope, needs more. So I ended up adding about 20-21oz of oil before it registers on the dipstick as full. It's actually a hair above the full mark, but not near as much as it was with the factory fill.

So, all of you with the AX208cc engine found on the Path-Pro and Compact line, pay attention to the quantity of oil you put in when changing it.

YES, I was on a flat surface when measuring.
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hmmm..but which is correct?
if the manual says 16oz, but the dipstick reads "full" at 20oz, one is obviously wrong.
considering some recent dipstick quality control issues we have seen:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...illegible.html

I would be more inclined to believe the manual, than to believe the dipstick.

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yeah, I know what you're saying. I knew about the dipstick issues and that thread as I posted a pic of my dipstick in that thread and I also have a link to that thread in my original post.

Who's to say though, it could very well be a misprint in the manual too.

My manual states this:
136cc, 179cc, 208cc = 16oz
254cc = 20oz
291cc, 306cc = 32oz
414cc = 38oz
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Who's to say though, it could very well be a misprint in the manual too.
Could be! I would send off an email to Ariens and just ask!
tell them you have two conflicting sources for "full"..the manual and the dipstick..they always seem good about answering questions..

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Could be! I would send off an email to Ariens and just ask!
tell them you have two conflicting sources for "full"..the manual and the dipstick..they always seem good about answering questions..

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I just might do that.
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I just asked them via email. before it submitted the question, a list of similar questions popped up wanting to know if any of them answered the question. I attached what it said.

According to that, I should go according to the dipstick and I did exactly what it says to do.
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Here is LCT's image of correct oil fill. Stormforce 208

LCT USA: Liquid Combustion Technology | Global by Design
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Here is LCT's image of correct oil fill. Stormforce 208

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These 208cc's don't get that type of dipstick, we get the metal ones.

I did run across this:


When I add 16oz of oil, the oil level doesn't even make it to the hatched area as seen below on what my dipstick looks like:


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I think LCT calls that a high oil tube option. I assume the AX208 is this LCT Stormkng snow engine which lists a high oil tube as a option.

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I found this... When checking engine oil level Insert the dipstick into the filler neck and turn clockwise until fully seated. Then remove the dipstick by turning it counter clockwise.
Check the oil level shown on the dipstick.
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