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Greasing a snowblower

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What's a good grease to use for general lubrication on my Ariens ST927LE?

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Welcome Josco.

White Lithium is a good low temp grease for the hex shaft the friction wheel slides back and forth on, and the chain.

The hex shaft doesnt need much, just smear it with finger and coat it lightly.

Keep the friction wheel itself and the spinning aluminum disc it rides on clean, alcohol is good, wont damage the rubber or aluminum.

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I like Mobil1 synthetic. From my experience the synthetic seems to allow easier shifting in colder weather as it stays "softer" ??

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I'll second the Mobil 1 synthetic grease. It does flow easily and won't "wash" out.
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Gentlemen,

Thank you for the info.

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I used some walmart special "multi-duty" grease on the drive gears and shift collar. Then I put a mixture of 90 weight gear oil and 10W30 in an old spray bottle and sprayed down all of the chains, sprockets, bearings, bushings and just about everything else that moves besides the belt and pulleys.

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I'd like to try this stuff:

https://www.mystiklubes.com/do/product/GREASE/665027002

http://docs.mystiklubes.com/msds_pi/M20028.pdf

Problem is, the only grease gun I have at the moment is a rinky-dink one that takes the 3oz. tubes and this stuff is only available in the standard cartridge size.

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Bror Jace, not that many machines even have grease fittings. You can always buy the larger tube and just use a clean screwdriver to dip into it and get a bit as you need it.

You might even be able to take it out of the 14oz tube and refill the empty 3oz cartridge and use it that way too.

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I'll second the Mobil 1 synthetic grease. It does flow easily and won't "wash" out.

I like that, think I'll be picking some up sounds even better than the old standby lithium. Mobil1 it is

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Regarding the Mystik Lo-Temp Grease:

Kiss4aFrog: "You can always buy the larger tube and just use a clean screwdriver to dip into it and get a bit as you need it ... You might even be able to take it out of the 14oz tube and refill the empty 3oz cartridge."

Good idea ... I hadn't thought of that! My Ariens has several zerks, so most of the grease I use goes through a gun. I also removed both wheels and greased the axles, tires of having rust all over the machine after each use.

Mystik products are rare in these parts ... and I don't think Tractor & Supply carries the Lo=Temp grease (I just checked their website) but there's a store next to my gym and I'll check again tomorrow night.

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