Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
The engine is a 1986 from the 6 in 6160, 160 is the Day of the year.
I have a 1983, the earlier models as I have, have a shorter chute than yours. I just added additional length to my chute.
Is this one from your barn that's been sitting?
Try to get the auger gear box cap off to change the gear oil. I was thinking of separating the auger housing, removing the fill plug on the gear box, then turning the auger housing upside down to drain it.
I find pulling up on the drive lever to be tiring. I'd like to find another lever from a different blower and flip it around so I press down on it.
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