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MTD Pro Snow Thrower 31AE6LFH718 - Auger gearbox gasket?

I have a MTD Pro Snow Thrower 31AE6LFH718 and have taken apart the auger assembly. When I removed the auger gear box, it seems to have the remnants of a gasket between the left side (Housing, Auger, LH Reduced) and the right side (Housing, Auger, RH Reduced) ? I've tried finding the part number, but I can't find that there is a gasket on the diagram.

Does a gasket exist for this model?

See diagram on page 24 at http://manuals.mtdproducts.com/manuals/769-01275b.pdf and choosing "Chute Assembly"

Attached are two pictures, one of the auger gear box before I disassembled it and another of the decal displaying the model and serial number.

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Apparently, there is no gasket. Per MTD rep, there is a "lubricating sealant that goes around the outer edge"

Thanks for trying!
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Some additional info regarding the "gasket"

MTD Customer Service : There is a note in the service manual that you should apply a small bead of Loctite Ultra Grey or similar sealant along that outer edger. It says specifically not to use too much, just a small bead.

MTD Customer Service : Shown on page 81 here: http://service.mtdproducts.com/Train...owthrowers.pdf
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no there is no gasket. cheap mtd junk just uses rtv silicone. use permatex ultra black
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Thanks so much, arienskids!
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I had no idea that MTD had a Professional Shop Manual available for their snowblowers. Mine isn't quite as robust as the ones being talked about here, but they share similarities. I'll have to see if I can find one for mine.

The sealant around the auger gearbox in my blower has started to peel away as well, so your findings are quite helpful.
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