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Ariens 1027LE. Winter preparations and small fixes

Bought this one today. Looks almost new. A little wash and an oil change is all the engines needs.
The owner said he have only used it around 8 times.
The only issue with it is that the chute control is not working properly. I guess this is what's called a quick chute with the lever moving from left to right.
It's stuck most of the time and suddenly it works again. It's both a wire going into it and a rod. Before i start taking it apart I wanted to ask if there is an easy fix to this.
Is this one of the last generations of Tecumseh engines? I noticed that it is a lot more quiet than the older engines.
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Get a tube of Slide Glyde at a Napa Auto, and lube between the plates on the lever. Its dry in there and over time it will start to not slide easily, from corrosion.Also take the cabel off on one end and drip some 3inOne oil into the cable and hold it up in the air, so it makes its way down to the other end, to lube the cable. Looks like a nice machine. If you take care of it, it will last you a lifetime.




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Very nice! Motor City, he's in Norway, but hopefully there are local sources for a suitable lubricant.



It does seem like it would be worth starting with lubrication, and working the mechanism a bunch, to see if it loosens up.



And yes, those were some of the last Tecumseh engines, they are an OHV (OverHead Valve) design, vs the older flathead, or L-head, engines. They should produce more power for a given displacement, be quieter, and use less gas, than an equivalent-power flathead engine.



You may want to check the valve clearances, while you're going through it. It's pretty easy to check and adjust, if you have flat feeler gauges. Though if it hasn't had much use, they might be fine. There is a suggested interval for checking them, it might be after 50 hours?

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The cable for up down looks to be to loose adjust as needed and drip the oil
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Thank you guys for really fast answers.
I am fan of CRC Multi lube if that is useful on this? At least something that don't dries out like wd40.
MECA Online Norge Or this for example.
I will give it some care the next weekend and see how far i'll get.

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Keep the WD40 for wiping down tools and removing the gum when you peel off a sticker. As you say about it drying out, it's designed for drying out ignition systems, not as a lubricant. Present day they have come out with different formulas but the original stuff that everyone has a can of in the garage ... not a good choice (IMHO) for lubricating things.

The CRC would be a good choice as would Mobil 1 synthetic wheel bearing grease.
Nice looking machine. With a little TLC you'll be all set for snow


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There is actually replacement gears made to supposedly fix the chute issue, put it on mine but these quick chute controls have to be adjusted dead perfect to work and I personally hate it on my 1027LE but I deal with it but the rest on the machine works great.

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https://www.rcpw.com/ariens-parts/genuine/52609100.html
Something like this?

What oil is recommended on these? Will 5w30 full synthetic work?

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That's exactly it, I only paid about $25 though. seems prices went up. Mine was in tough shape when I got it so replaced a lot, I needed to replace the axle with the release as mine was rusted together so I spent $150 instead of $80 and put the Ariens auto turn kit in it. Yes they make one for this model. I like it also and have not had any of the issues people have had with auto turn.

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Gave it a full service today with new oil. Cleaned out the gearbox and applied fresh grease.
Washed it with degreaser.
Lubed the chute mechanism and the lever assembly. Don't think i need to replace any parts on that for now. The only thing missing is one of the knobs on top of the controls.
Next plan is to put two 15 w led lamps on it. The original halogen light is useless.
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