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post #1 of 18 Old 11-06-2014, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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New to forum with sno-tek 24"

Hello all, I found this forum and decided to join. I just picked up a Sno-Tek 24" snow blower. I'm looking to install snow blower skids and tire chains on it. This weekend I'm doing a break-in, drain and refill of full synthetic oil. So then bring on the white stuff! :-)
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-06-2014, 02:31 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Nice machine.

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Welcome aboard, DW! Make sure you need the chains.... I've never used/needed the ones I have.
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I have heard it is best to do the break in under a load. Of course then you might get stuck doing your first oil change during a blizzard.

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I also agree that chains are usually not necessary..
unless perhaps if you have a steep driveway slope..
for normal use, you don't need chains.

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I have heard it is best to do the break in under a load. Of course then you might get stuck doing your first oil change during a blizzard.
+1.

Break-in occurs under load. Change the oil at 5hrs or when convenient.
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ALOHA to the forms..: cool:

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Chains are ideal for machines with the old turf tires. The tires that are on the new snowblowers these days, either the Snow Hogs or X-Tracs, are perfectly fine without the assistance of chains.

I've been partial to break-in with a quality conventional oil then switch right to full synthetic. But as mentioned before, it's best to do it under load.

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Thanks guys! I believe my snow blower has x -tracks on it. As far as break-in, I'm just letting her run about10 min at a time and shut her down to cool. I have wheeled it around under its own power with the auger going. I've only done this for a minute or two.
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I'm not a newbie to small engines tho. Every piece of equipment that I have runs great! I am doing break in on conventional oil, then switching to synthetic. Hopefully this machine rocks like a lot of reviews I have read!
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