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Just wondering what I should do to my 1 season old Ariens Deluxe 24 blower for the up coming winter. When I stored my machine I followed all the recommendations in the manual IE: changed oil, lubricated all parts, added stabilizer to gas etc.
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Check and equalize tire pressure. Pull the wheels and grease the axles. Finish with a good coat of wax for painted surfaces.
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Hi All

Just wondering what I should do to my 1 season old Ariens Deluxe 24 blower for the up coming winter. When I stored my machine I followed all the recommendations in the manual IE: changed oil, lubricated all parts, added stabilizer to gas etc.
Did you remove the spark plug and put a little oil in the cylinder last spring? I use an engine oil mist spray from Canadian Tire designed for this purpose; it helps to prevent rust inside the engine. The stock Torch spark plug is cheap and not well regarded. I replaced mine with a well known brand.

Greasing of the axles is best done in the spring to remove any water that will rust the wheels to the axle. No grease from the factory and mine were seizing up in less than a season.

Tire pressure will drop as the ambient temperature falls. I use about 14 psi and not the tire sidewall marking since that is for max load.

When you greased the auger shaft did you remove the shear bolts so as to spread the grease by turning the auger? When tightening the shear bolts do not tighten fully, allow the bolt to just turn.

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