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Where do I get an AX414 service manual

As stated in the title, where can I source a service manual for the AX414 engine?

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LCT has some on their site for download. They call them service manuals but I would not call them a service manual. I don't know how much different an AX engine is then a LCT original.

Ariens dealers are suppose to do the service work on the AX engine and blower. So the Ariens dealer should have access to full service manuals. Now, you just have to find a nice dealer that is willing to resell one to you. That might not be to easy.

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Thanks Ken, I went over to LCT and downloaded the service manual, it has the specs I was looking for, valve clearances, torque values & such.

There are too many people out there that call themselves mechanics and way too few mechanics, I like taking care of and repairing my own equipment this way at least I know it was done and done right.

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Thanks Ken, I went over to LCT and downloaded the service manual, it has the specs I was looking for, valve clearances, torque values & such.

There are too many people out there that call themselves mechanics and way too few mechanics, I like taking care of and repairing my own equipment this way at least I know it was done and done right.
I am glad it helped out. Although I think LCT's service manual is quite poor.

I only completely rebuilt one small engine in my life time. The engine service manuals that I remember had more in them. Those days must be gone now.

I just wonder if overhauling a small Chinese engine is even considered as an option in todays world. It means a lot to you and I but maybe its not a concern to the big companies. On this line of thought, could it be possible that these full service manuals might not be available at all. It would be sad if they where not.

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As you said it is quite poor but will do for now. I always buy the service manual, the one for my bike is about 600+ pages and takes you through the complete tear down and rebuild of the entire bike in very minute detail. Almost forgot also a lot of photo's, love those pictures as they say one is worth a thousand words.

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