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1128LE 924121 questions

Hi all, I just got this 1128(LE I think), model # 924121 and I have a couple of question I couldn't find answers to online.
It's in great shape and looks like it was well maintained. The seller said he had a small engine repair guy remove the auger shaft assembly and "service" it. It's a cast iron gear case. He wasn't too sure what was done, but the pinion and gear were not replaced.
I noticed some fresh oil at the bottom of the gear case and checked the level. The filler has a little dipstick on it. I assume you just put the dipstick in the case without screwing it in, and check the level. There was no oil on the stick, but I can see oil inside, so it has oil.
My question is, what oil is used in there? Is it L3? Can I remove the front plate, drain whatever oil is in there, inspect the gears and if ok, replace the plate and refill? Who know what oil this guy put in there.
Also, I removed the bottom plate to inspect the friction plate, chain and the 2 meshing gears next to the chain. What grease is used on those gears and chain? Thanks for any help. I'm sure I'll have more questions later.
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I use the Walmart 75W140 Full Synthetic gear oil in my Ariens cast auger gear boxes, and in the main body unit, I use the NAPA Chain and Cable lube in the chain and gears. On the aluminum clamshell auger cases I use the "00" grease from Tractor Supply.

That is how I do it, and you will get many conflicting responses, as everyone has there own way of doing things.
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Le does not come with that cast iron gear box

so it was either swapped over or you have a 1128 pro
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Thanks, oneacer. That's helpful. Is the Walmart oil safe for brass gears?
I've also been looking for videos or info on lubricating the wheel bearing/bushing and the other shaft bushings, but no luck for this particular machine. The auger has zerks, but I don't see zerks anywhere else. Is it a matter of taking off the wheel and the cover plate and then the bushing comes out, or is it more involved?
Can someone point me towards a video?

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Le does not come with that cast iron gear box

so it was either swapped over or you have a 1128 pro
I was thinking it was swapped. What does the pro have? Mine doesn't have steering assist or 12v battery start. It does have a light and hand warmers.
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I was thinking it was swapped. What does the pro have? Mine doesn't have steering assist or 12v battery start. It does have a light and hand warmers.

The pro has that gearbox
it should be the same as my 1332le alum gear box
I just looked up 924121'thats a swapped pro gearbox
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@mbr,

Yes it is …

If you have a wheel axle bearing, those are grease sealed … if you have a brass bushing on the axle, a drop of oil every once in awhile is what I do.

BTW, make sure you have actual shear pins/bolts in the auger, and not regular bolts. Also , you want to check and make sure when you remove the shear bolts, you can spin the augers freely, and they are not rust welded to the auger shaft.

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@mbr,

Yes it is Ö

If you have a wheel axle bearing, those are grease sealed Ö if you have a brass bushing on the axle, a drop of oil every once in awhile is what I do.

BTW, make sure you have actual shear pins/bolts in the auger, and not regular bolts. Also , you want to check and make sure when you remove the shear bolts, you can spin the augers freely, and they are not rust welded to the auger shaft.
I don't know if it's a bearing or bushing. Will unbolting that plate behind the wheel allow access or do I have to pull the shaft out?
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You should not have to pull any bearing/bushing retainer casing, as you will see steel for the bearing, or brass for the bushing. I am pretty sure the newer ones are sealed bearings, as I have the older Ariens and others, with the brass bushings for the axles.
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