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So, I bought a house in March of this year. The previous owner left a bunch of stuff in the shed. Said he didn't want to move it and that I could have it with the house. Digging around inside I found an older Ariens snow blower. Thing looks in great shape just really dusty from sitting. Appears to be all original with original engine tag still in place. It's a 4hp and the model number is 922003 and the serial number is 022994. What do I have?
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Hi Meyer,
welcome to the forum!

You have an Ariens "22,000 series" from the 1970's..
In this case, probably made in 1973. (we can determine the exact model year with more data)

922003 isnt the model number of the snowblower, it's only the model number of the scoop attachment..Your snowblower should have three sets of model and serial numbers:

1. the "attachment tag"..the one you already found, 922003.

2. the "tractor tag", which will be the actual model number of the snowblower itself..located at the rear of the machine..in this picture:



you can see the tag at the rear of the machine, by the left wheel..take a look and see if your snowblower has a tag there, and let us know the numbers if you find any.

3. The Tecumseh engine tag, on the side of the engine..also post those numbers if you find them, the Tecumseh serial number contains a date code.

Sounds like a nice find! here is more info about the series:

http://gold.mylargescale.com/scottyc...ens/Page6.html

Depending on your snow levels, and the amount of area you need to clear, it might be a bit on the small side though..although perhaps not. Let us know how much snow you typically see in a winter, and what your snow clearing needs look like..

but apart from that, its a nice classic snowblower! Many of us here are fans of the older classic Ariens machines..im using two 1971 Ariens, and I have a 1961 in reserve!


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I'll look for all the tags tomorrow. I'm about 45 minutes from Lake Michigan,so I do see some occasional lake effect snow. But usually we have mild winters and have smaller accumulations that are spread out. My driveway is two cars wide and about 60 yards long
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Welcome to SBF. Glad to have you join us, and you've sure found the right spot to learn about that Ariens that the previous owner was good enough to leave for you. Hope to hear from you often.

I'm pretty much retired from the forum thing, but I check in every now and then.
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Does anyone happen to know how many ounces to put in the crankcase? Should I use 5w20 or 5w30?
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I don't know the amount, but I'd use 5w30 on it.

The engine sticker (possibly on the fan shroud) usually states the oil weight that should be used in it.
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I have the data tag off the engine, couldn't make out the model tag on the back of the machine
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