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536.918401 8hp 26" snowblower Transmission fluid

Have 1980's snowblower, leaking tranny fluid want to know what oil to put in. Transmission part number 794279 or 143.746. there is a plug on the tranny so I figured I can fill it, but don't know how much or how full tranny should be, or what kind of grease /oil or whatever goes in the tranny.
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"00" (Zero-zero) grease is what Donyboy recommends.
The part about the grease begins around the 2:00 mark on the video...

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It's not the auger grease it's the transmission that drives the rear wheels
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It's not the auger grease it's the transmission that drives the rear wheels
Liquid Wrench chain lube and white grease...


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What make and model is this, is it a tracked machine or wheeled, A LOT of different variants so many may not know what you have and most blowers do not have a transmission that takes fluid so if yours does the model will help us as just the numbers brings up a LOT of different models.

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I assume this unit has the Tecumseh Peerless transmission. Unless something has happened to it, it's a sealed unit and typically does not need to be touched. Given that, I have seen this before: https://www.jackssmallengines.com/ja...sabeglh1vd_bwe
Haven't used it so know nothing further on it.
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I believe it is a Tecumseh Peerless transmission, the snowblower is a Sears p/n 536.91840, 8hp 26"
Has 2 wheels with a tranny, 5 forward 1 reverse.
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have you lost much lubricant or just a drop or two? The manuals show the internals but no way to service the unit. If it hasn't lost much, I'd tighten up the case bolts and see if it still leaks or not.
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The shafts seals are leaking a little for years, under stress the tranny makes noises, so I wanted to "top it off" since it's really old. I looked at it today a few parts to move and I can get to the plug and add some grease/oil thanks for finding the oil/grease
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Here's a tip. If you find a correct era Craftsman parts machine, any parts machine with the Tecumseh Peerless transmission, it should swap out with a couple of caveats. There are anywhere from 3-5 gears transmissions but the physical dimensions are the same. There are 2 different diameter of input shafts so pulleys may need to be changed. Even if the mounts were damaged in the past, there are ways to repair that.


I've swapped a few of them over the years, usually to add more gears to a blower. Other than noted, no issues encountered.

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