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Replacing Ariens (924039 Old 70-80) for new

I have a 70-80 8 hp snow blower Model 924039 ser. 02434 works great, no issues other than old machine, it is a work horse it start at the 2nd pull. I do the maintenance and always use premium gas 91+.By me buying a new one 24 Deluxe is this a good move.
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Do an Impeller Seal on the Workhorse and keep Your $$. You May be Pleasantly Surprised with the upgrade.
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Do an Impeller Seal on the Workhorse and keep Your $$. You May be Pleasantly Surprised with the upgrade.
What Jack said Little hint, if you run 87 octane the old girl will likely start on one pull. Lower octane is quicker to start. Save your money again
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You're looking to replace the model I spent 2 years looking for I just bought a 924039 and and giving it a nice refurb/restore job. I agree with Jack's suggestion

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1979 Ariens 924039 (24", 8hp w/ differential)
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I have a 70-80 8 hp snow blower Model 924039 ser. 02434 works great, no issues other than old machine, it is a work horse it start at the 2nd pull. I do the maintenance and always use premium gas 91+.By me buying a new one 24 Deluxe is this a good move.
Yes, I think it would be a good move to the 24 Deluxe, but a better move would be to the Platinum 24 SHO, but for more money too. There is much more usability and performance in the new machines compared to the oldies, but I have no nostalgia for the oldies. My 1974 machine lasted 30 years until the 8 hp Tecumseh engine wore out, and replacing the machine with a modern one with a Tecumseh OHV engine was a revelation.

I also use premium fuel because it does not have any ethanol. Starting is not compromised by premium rather than 87 octane. The higher the octane rating the more heat is required to burn the fuel, but it makes no difference in reality in the winter or summer engines. First pull usually fires them all up. The ethanol in the fuel absorbs water from the air and when saturated separates from the fuel and drops to the lowest point in fuel system and prevents starting and running because it will not burn. This has happened to me and other family members since the ethanol was increased to 10%. Adding fuel stabiliser does not work for me, just makes the fuel even more expensive than premium.

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Your premium fuel in Canada may not have any ethanol, but that is not always the case down in the States. Just a FYI. But a good fuel additive/stabilizer like Stabil-360 takes care of the ethanol in the fuel issue. So far going 2 years using it in both my lawn and snow gear and no complaints whatsoever.
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I got an impeller seal and is install on the old girl, I will run it another year and see how it does. Thank you for the info, Its been a great machine, as I read report about other new machine I wonder if is a good idea to get a new one. My son has a 2004 Ariens 926 and he has issues with it,
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I got an impeller seal and is install on the old girl, I will run it another year and see how it does. Thank you for the info, Its been a great machine, as I read report about other new machine I wonder if is a good idea to get a new one. My son has a 2004 Ariens 926 and he has issues with it,
I think that's a good move. I'm biased, but I believe you have a gem of an old machine and it's worth the small effort it takes to make it perform as well as a new one.

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