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Forum: New Member Introductions   07-06-2019, 04:16 PM
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Posted By skutflut
Welcome to the forum. You should have no trouble...

Welcome to the forum. You should have no trouble finding people who can give you advise on Ariens machines.

Things are kind of quiet at this time of year however, so take a look through your...
Forum: Toro Snowblowers   06-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By skutflut
What you need is to build another shed for...

What you need is to build another shed for storage. :smile2: If you have enough space that you can justify a Kubota, you gotta have enough room for an extra outbuilding. Maybe build one close to...
Forum: Craftsman Snowblowers   05-30-2019, 01:54 PM
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Posted By skutflut
. Since you will be moving to a new home...

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Since you will be moving to a new home where the town does not clear snow, and to really endear yourself to your new neighbours, how about one of these. :)

You probably don't want a new...
Forum: General Snowblower Discussion   05-09-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By skutflut
To quote somebody who's name I cannot recall, ...

To quote somebody who's name I cannot recall, "I love the human race, it's the people I cannot stand."
Forum: General Snowblower Discussion   05-08-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By skutflut
Its not just Honda dealers. You name the brand,...

Its not just Honda dealers. You name the brand, and there are questionable dealers who will charge as much as they can as often as they can. Some people dont care, they just accept whatever...
Forum: Craftsman Snowblowers   05-05-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By skutflut
Hmm, you shovel fast. What used to take me 30...

Hmm, you shovel fast. What used to take me 30 minutes with the snowblower would have taken me several days with a manual shovel because I just kept looking out the windows and cursing instead of...
Forum: Craftsman Snowblowers   05-05-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By skutflut
to expand on that a bit, you will probably also...

to expand on that a bit, you will probably also notice that there are several drain plugs in the base of the engine, one of which is designated by the factory as the one you are supposed to use to...
Forum: Ariens Snowblowers   05-05-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By skutflut
If it was cold, and there was no grating, and...

If it was cold, and there was no grating, and the drag was constant and even, I would guess that there is grease in there and that's what is causing the drag.

The idea of the grease is just to...
Forum: Ariens Snowblowers   05-05-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By skutflut
Your internal auger shafts are stubby instead of...

Your internal auger shafts are stubby instead of the full length of the rakes. They are probably about 2 inches long on each side of the gearbox so the shear bolts would be quite close to the gear...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-04-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By skutflut
Think he means that there are about 11cc in a...

Think he means that there are about 11cc in a cubic inch (I think it's more like 16cc to the cubic inch, but i could be wrong)

A 317cc engine equals about 19.34 cubic inches

My 1980 Chevy 305...
Forum: New Member Introductions   05-04-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By skutflut
they're gonna change the ratings of engines from...

they're gonna change the ratings of engines from cc or cubic inches and rate them in Furlongs per Fortnight
Forum: General Snowblower Discussion   05-01-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By skutflut
that will buff right out.... Got a dust buster...

that will buff right out.... Got a dust buster handy?
Forum: General Snowblower Discussion   04-21-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By skutflut
Cost. These filters have been the standard in...

Cost. These filters have been the standard in Toyota and other vehicles for at least 20 years, probably longer. Not sure about north american cars, as I gave up on those in 1994. They know how...
Forum: Honda Snowblowers   04-21-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By skutflut
Shear bolts should only be done up finger tight. ...

Shear bolts should only be done up finger tight. You should be able to turn them in the holes after you are done tightening them up. The idea is that the bolt carries the torque from the internal...
Forum: General Snowblower Discussion   04-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By skutflut
I don't think you want to use 120 VAC to power a...

I don't think you want to use 120 VAC to power a 220VAC starter motor.

It might be an interesting exercise to find out if that starter motor has adjustable taps on it so that by moving a wire...
Forum: General Snowblower Discussion   04-10-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By skutflut
Well, to me it looks pretty obvious, you need...

Well, to me it looks pretty obvious, you need more space! Have you discussed using the dining room or living room with your other half? What else are they good for during the warm months?
Forum: Ariens Snowblowers   04-03-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By skutflut
Ya, but if you are already belly up on the other...

Ya, but if you are already belly up on the other side of the street, who cares about a shrub or two...
Forum: Honda Snowblowers   03-26-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By skutflut
One more minor bit of advise on the turkey baster...

One more minor bit of advise on the turkey baster method... make sure you buy one of your own just for the job. Your wife will be upset if you use her's. Those wives can always seem to smell...
Forum: Honda Snowblowers   03-24-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,442
Posted By skutflut
Check the manual to see what the specify for oil...

Check the manual to see what the specify for oil and how often its needs to be changed. See if your manual specifies if you can used synthetic later on when the engine is broken in.

If you decide...
Forum: Toro Snowblowers   03-24-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By skutflut
Is the oil level correct or overfilled. Is...

Is the oil level correct or overfilled. Is there any gas in the oil which would have raised the oil level? That would indicate a problem with the float and needle in the carb allowing gas to flow...
Forum: Craftsman Snowblowers   03-22-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,284
Posted By skutflut
If your old machine works well, and parts are...

If your old machine works well, and parts are still available, keep that. If you want a new one, maybe don't go with Craftsman. They used to be great, but the disappearance of Sears Canada and...
Forum: General Snowblower Discussion   03-22-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By skutflut
You're correct there, a generator needs to run...

You're correct there, a generator needs to run at 3600 RPM to provide 60Hz output frequency, assuming a 2 pole stator. Some electronic gizmos are not happy when the input frequency varies as would...
Forum: Snowblower Repairs and Maintenance Forum   03-22-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By skutflut
2 strokes do blow some smoke, nature of the...

2 strokes do blow some smoke, nature of the beast. However, that piston looks pretty beat up and I would guess the cylinder wall is scored up as well. I would guess that at some point, a previous...
Forum: Ariens Snowblowers   03-19-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By skutflut
If you want to chew up telephone/power poles, ...

If you want to chew up telephone/power poles, suggest you use a different attachment and probably a bigger engine. Vermeer makes some nice chippers, but they are not much good at blowing snow.
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Forum: Snowblower Repairs and Maintenance Forum   03-19-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By skutflut
Let us know what they find at the shop.

Let us know what they find at the shop.
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