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Here are a few pics of my mildly molested 8230 with an 8hp Briggs. I was considering re-powering it with an 8 or 10hp Honda Knock off, but after a carb clean and some tuning it runs stronger than ever. I think Iíll wait for it throw a rod before replacing it.
Other maintenance and mods for this year include repairing the lazy recoil, chute or impeller mod, replace the driven disc, update to a 30Ē plastic chute, and replace the belts. I was going to change the oils in the ďtransmissionĒ and auger drive but theyíre both filled with grease. Guessing they probably leaked a little at one time.
I am also very interested in an electric start but a 120v seems pretty tough to find. A 12v starter would work too considering Iím nice to my stuff and keep it in a heated garage all winter.

Anyway, Iíve owned it 8 or so years and itís been virtually flawless. Can anyone tell me when it may have been built?

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The numbers I can make out are:

Model: 190412 type: 1024 01
Code: canít really read the code. Possibly a 6 or an 80053000
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i like that "mildly molested"

sounds like my childhood in the catholic church.

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i like that "mildly molested"

sounds like my childhood in the catholic church.

Shame on you for blaming the church when you know it was your fault.
I think I see Ariens skids on it

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i like that "mildly molested"



sounds like my childhood in the catholic church.


Maybe one day itíll be completely worked over, but I feel like I should have a back up snowblower just in case something were to happen to this one. A guy can have two or more, right?
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What are you saying? There's guys out there with only one machine .... say it aint so !!


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