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TORO 826 maintaince

Just picked up a 1978 TORO 826. I am in the process cleaning the carbs. I have no manuals so not sure about a few things. How do I check the oil level/what oil type to use and is there any way to check the gear oil without opening anything. Also is there anything else I should check.
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Hello and welcome to SBF bandito. Here is a link to the Briggs & Stratton flat head service manual to help with your questions.

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Just picked up a 1978 TORO 826. I am in the process cleaning the carbs. I have no manuals so not sure about a few things. How do I check the oil level/what oil type to use and is there any way to check the gear oil without opening anything. Also is there anything else I should check.
The oil is checked via the plug toward the bottom of the engine. I use 10w30 oil, others will say different. there is a square type plug on use a 12 point socket to unscrew it more than likely it will be low, use 80/90 non syn gear oil in there fill it up till it runs out. take the wheels off and grease the snot out of the axles. did you check the belt condition on it. take no sling chain lube and spray the gear box chains.

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If your machine is a model 38060,the owner's manual is tech puplication number: 3310-976 REV A

This 20 page manual is available from Toro for $6.60 This should cover the basic service for the blower and is worth having.

Go to this site, https://www.torodealer.com/en-us/Pages/Home.aspx and click on the link for "Manuals".

Hopefully your machine still has the model and serial number tag on it,they're going to ask for both of those.If you don't have both,you can't go any further.

I guessed at the model number based on the basic info you provided and picked a serial number based on a range of numbers I found at Partstree.com
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38150 was the model number of my old toro 826, you might be able to get a fee owners manual on the toro website

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38150 was the model number of my old toro 826, you might be able to get a fee owners manual on the toro website
Unfortunately,there's many different Toro 826 models.I used the 1978 model year and came up with 38060.Toro doesn't offer the manual for that model for free.Can't offer any more help without the actual model and serial numbers,if he has them.

Edit:I just checked the serial number list for model 38150,the earliest machines were made in 1980.

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If your machine is a model 38060,the owner's manual is tech puplication number: 3310-976 REV A

This 20 page manual is available from Toro for $6.60 This should cover the basic service for the blower and is worth having.
It only shows that is a manual but no way to download or purchase.
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Uhmm-it does for me.

Click on manuals link.Enter 38060.

When it brings up the results,notice 38060 is underlined.Click on that.

This will bring you to a page that shows parts drawings for that machine.

You will notice a tab that says "manuals",click on that.

You will see what I have shown in the screen snip below.

I did't go as far as to add them to a a shopping cart,etc.,but they are listed as available for purchase.If they aren't,I guess I've done all I can do for you.

Edit:I added the manual to the cart and it said that it qualifies for free shipping,as well.I guess it's available.
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I tried changing the country and even going through a US online proxy thinking that it may block me as I am online from Canada. Still doesn't give me an option as you have said. It does give an option to enter the model number from there I can see what manuals are available but I can't do anything from there on. Anyhow, it's not going to matter much any more. While cleaning the carb I lost the seat for the needle valve which is not available any more on partstree.com and Toro's website redirects me to their home page when I try to purchase it.
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Can Canadians use Amazon.com?Take your carb number(stamped on it) and go to Amazon and buy a complete rebuild kit,they're much cheaper than Toro or parts tree.

Not entirely sure what part you say you are missing.Can you post a screen snip of it or a part number?
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