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Hi,

Long story short I purchased the deluxe 30 and dealer sent the the EFI 30 by mistake. Thinking about returning but this has become a real hassle. Saved me 300 but I feel dishonest and didn't really want the efi.

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hand warmers didn't heat up, how hot should they get?

second there are already flash rust water stains on the auger rod that connects to the impeller. Is that normal after 1 use?

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Steel skids tore up my driveway and autodrive was making it wiggle like a snake down the driveway (I adjusted skids to 1/8 inch), and set tire pressure to 16psi, 20% below tire rating per instructions. Additionally the snow was about 2 -3 inch's but VERY wet and slushy. It was getting bound up in the chute... thought that wouldn't happen with the ariens?


Used the snow blower and the first start up took three pulls, found that weird as I thought EFI fuel injection should start it first pull.

Charged EFI battery for 36hrs per instructions, charger never went green, unplugged and plugged back in and immediately went green. Found that strange.
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Just wanted to add that the machine pops a wheely when putting into gear above 2
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Deluxe EFI flash rust questions concerns

I understand the poly shoes really help with auto turn and donít mark up the driveway. I installed some on my new Deluxe 28 but have yet to receive enough snow to try them out.
I wonít worry about a little surface rust. These machines are meant to be wet. If you are worried you can try and wax/grease the area that is rusting.

As for returning the EFI, Iíd just give the dealer a call. Now that the machine is used Iíd be surprised if he didnít just let you keep it.
I wonít have paid the extra $for the EFI but would be happy with it assuming it is running well. Some folks worry about maintenance costs if it breaks. Just buy the $99 extended warranty and you will be worry free for 5 years.


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Hi,

Long story short I purchased the deluxe 30 and dealer sent the the EFI 30 by mistake. Thinking about returning but this has become a real hassle. Saved me 300 but I feel dishonest and didn't really want the efi.

Questions,

hand warmers didn't heat up, how hot should they get?

second there are already flash rust water stains on the auger rod that connects to the impeller. Is that normal after 1 use?

Comments;
Steel skids tore up my driveway and autodrive was making it wiggle like a snake down the driveway (I adjusted skids to 1/8 inch), and set tire pressure to 16psi, 20% below tire rating per instructions. Additionally the snow was about 2 -3 inch's but VERY wet and slushy. It was getting bound up in the chute... thought that wouldn't happen with the ariens?


Used the snow blower and the first start up took three pulls, found that weird as I thought EFI fuel injection should start it first pull.

Charged EFI battery for 36hrs per instructions, charger never went green, unplugged and plugged back in and immediately went green. Found that strange.
Handwarmers should get warm enough to tell. Fresh gas might help with starting. Since you got EFI by mistake entire purchase is weird and you should consider return. If you want something to kick some a$$ on wet heavy snow get the Platinum 24" SHO for $1599 because 306cc on 30" even with EFI is considered average and others on the forum like @1132le would not be as diplomatic as me, he tells it like it is.

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Make sure that the hand warmers are plugged in. Since the EFI works, you know that the stator is producing power (headlight as well), so the only things left are the switch, wires, and warmers . . .
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