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do 1032s need impeller kits

hi guys. i just got a used ariens 1032, a 924044. i was wondering if any of you guys have one and whether its needed an impeller kit or not. this is going to be my main machine
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IMMHO an impeller kit will improve any two stage snowblower performance, so I'd install one.
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Depends on the blower. Super simple is remove the chute and (also the spark plug to make it easier). Engage the auger handle (zip tie, hand clamps or friend) so the belt is engaged with the auger pulley. Pull the recoil rope slowly while you stand over the impeller tube discharge hole. As each impeller fan blade makes it's way to the very leading edge of the "outlet" note the clearance between impeller tube/drum and the blade. If it's a fingernail clearance, I wouldn't bother. If 3 of the 6 come up almost touching the tube, I wouldn't bother. If you look and clearly see daylight at all fan blade to impeller tube clearances (I think you will) then the impeller kit is for you.
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My 1988/1989 ST1032s I work on for my church do a decent job of throwing the snow, sure it won't be 20+ feet like you'd get with an impeller kit, but it does a good enough job for me. Key on these is keeping the inside of the bucket and discharge chute waxed to help keep things slick and flowing.
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I've had and have all kinds of ariens machines. The 1032's have a 6 blade impeller, and usually throw pretty well. I'd first check the impeller bearing to make sure it has no play, and then wait for snow and try it as is. Impeller seal will make a difference if needed. I paint the inside of augers and chutes with E-Z Slide Graphite Paint, available at TSC.
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Thanks for the tip on the E-Z slide!
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ok, i already checked the bearings and the impeller bearing is super tight. i guess ill just have tpo wait until the first snowfall and try it then
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Not trying to be an a hole , but if you look in there now and see 1/4" of clearance between the impeller and housing ............it's not going to close and be better by snow time 6 or 4 or 3 blades makes no difference
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Not trying to be an a hole , but if you look in there now and see 1/4" of clearance between the impeller and housing ............it's not going to close and be better by snow time 6 or 4 or 3 blades makes no difference
oh i know that. i know on my old toro 824 (now a parts machine if anyone needs anything) and many 10000 series ariens i have worked on it made a huge difference, but on other machines like my toro 521 it didnt do ****, which is why i asked you guys because this is the first ariens i have had with a 6 blade impeller
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right now i am in the middle of repair work, shes already to go except for the handlebars and gearbox oil and my buddys welding the handlebars for me because i didnt trust myself to weld them(i was afraid i would burn through)

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