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I had both my friction wheel assembly and drive plate assembly freeze up.

I had difficulty shifting gears which I believe was the friction wheel assembly but then also had problems with the traction drive clutch where it would go between not engaging even when the handle was depressed to engaged even when the handle was not depressed. I was fixed both problems with first WD-40 to free things up and then used Blaster Lithium Grease as a lubricant.

I'm now thinking I shouldn't have used Blaster Lithium Grease and that it's not going to last. Does anyone have recommendations on what lubricant will last longest?

In advance, appreciate the suggestions.
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First, it has to be clean, remove all grease and dirt. If you have a sliding bar for the friction disk, I put a very thin coat of synthetic grease on it. I then slide the shifter back and forth and wipe off the excess that has accumulated at the ends. Synthetic grease is slippery than dino is my secondary reason for using it, volatile ingredients don't evaporate hardening the grease, synthetic is not affected by water, and the main reason I use it, it doesn't thicken in the cold as dino does so things slide easier and doesn't get hung up. Otherwise I use mostly synthetic motor oil.

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I had both my friction wheel assembly and drive plate assembly freeze up.

I had difficulty shifting gears which I believe was the friction wheel assembly but then also had problems with the traction drive clutch where it would go between not engaging even when the handle was depressed to engaged even when the handle was not depressed. I was fixed both problems with first WD-40 to free things up and then used Blaster Lithium Grease as a lubricant.

I'm now thinking I shouldn't have used Blaster Lithium Grease and that it's not going to last. Does anyone have recommendations on what lubricant will last longest?

In advance, appreciate the suggestions.
this is a good question. what kind of snowblower and size?

i have ahonda hs80 with the same problem.

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i would use spray carb or brake cleaner and a rag to clean up any heavy grime. them a lite coat of white lithium grease. a very fine grit sandpaper wont hurt if the shaft is pitted
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i would use spray carb or brake cleaner and a rag to clean up any heavy grime. them a lite coat of white lithium grease. a very fine grit sandpaper wont hurt if the shaft is pitted


Is blaster lithium grease sufficient? I feel like I should put something heavier on.


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i use the stuff from a tube. the spray on stuff tipically has some sort of thinner in it to make it spray and doesnt last as long. i use this brand

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lucas-Oil...&wl13=&veh=sem
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