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Ariens Deluxe 30 with Ariens AX Engine Leaks Gas

Does anyone on here have a new Ariens Deluxe 30 (921032) with an Ariens AX engine that leaks gas from the gas cap?

Mine did when I bought it last year. (November 2014) I just found out that in December 2014, Ariens issued a service bulletin, that they knew about it, and here is the parts to replace, blah blah.

I got my dealer to order me the parts, (Ariens Service Kit Number 52107500) and I picked them up today for the impending snow storm. I installed the new cup, strainer, and gas cap. And to me, it looks like it still slightly seeps gas from the cap area. What's the deal with this?

In the strainer, there is like a red leveler? Mine doesn't move though. Is it suppose to be adjusted somehow, so it rises with the gas or something? It seems fairly easy to place those parts in, but I still think it's going to leak gas, if i put too much gas in.

It's like I can only put like 1/4-1/2 tank of gas in, just so it won't leak.

Anyone else have this issue, and did your parts correct the problem? Am I still doing something wrong?
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Does anyone on here have a new Ariens Deluxe 30 (921032) with an Ariens AX engine that leaks gas from the gas cap?

Mine did when I bought it last year. (November 2014) I just found out that in December 2014, Ariens issued a service bulletin, that they knew about it, and here is the parts to replace, blah blah.

I got my dealer to order me the parts, (Ariens Service Kit Number 52107500) and I picked them up today for the impending snow storm. I installed the new cup, strainer, and gas cap. And to me, it looks like it still slightly seeps gas from the cap area. What's the deal with this?

In the strainer, there is like a red leveler? Mine doesn't move though. Is it suppose to be adjusted somehow, so it rises with the gas or something? It seems fairly easy to place those parts in, but I still think it's going to leak gas, if i put too much gas in.

It's like I can only put like 1/4-1/2 tank of gas in, just so it won't leak.

Anyone else have this issue, and did your parts correct the problem? Am I still doing something wrong?
|You think something as simple as a cap wouldn't have so many problems.

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It's like I can only put like 1/4-1/2 tank of gas in, just so it won't leak.
You won't know until you fill it up and if it ever leaks again then let your dealer handle it through the warranty and him dealing with Ariens. Good Luck

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I have the same model as you. I took out the strainer thing for last season, but put it back in this season. That red tab does not move. Does not move on my deluxe, or my path pro. I "think" (and I could be wrong) it is there to help decrease the waves in the fuel tank from movement of the blower.

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I have the same model as you. I took out the strainer thing for last season, but put it back in this season. That red tab does not move. Does not move on my deluxe, or my path pro. I "think" (and I could be wrong) it is there to help decrease the waves in the fuel tank from movement of the blower.


Ahhh ok.

Yours doesn't use the Ariens AX engine though. Does that make a difference, or do they both have the same style tank/cap?

I use to have an old Ariens ST824 with a plastic tank and screw on cap, and that thing never leaked. Not once.
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Ahhh ok.

Yours doesn't use the Ariens AX engine though. Does that make a difference, or do they both have the same style tank/cap?

I use to have an old Ariens ST824 with a plastic tank and screw on cap, and that thing never leaked. Not once.
Yes sir, I do have the AX engine, a 291. Video below

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Yes sir, I do have the AX engine, a 291. Video below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78zIXIadcPU
Oh interesting. Mine is different. Mine is the Ariens AX 306. Why did they change it?

Either way, I'll wait until after this awful winter up here is over first, and then if it is still leaking, I will have to bring it to the dealer and see if they can figure it out. Because it shouldn't be leaking or seaping at all.
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Oh interesting. Mine is different. Mine is the Ariens AX 306. Why did they change it?

Either way, I'll wait until after this awful winter up here is over first, and then if it is still leaking, I will have to bring it to the dealer and see if they can figure it out. Because it shouldn't be leaking or seaping at all.
Serial numbers up to 099999, such as mine, have the AX 291. Serial number 100000 and higher have the AX306. My guess is your serial number is higher than 100000

I read on this forum
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...ow-engine.html
that LCT phased out the 291. Which I guess I could understand being they are only 15 cc different from each other.

Either way, you are 100% correct. Should not be leaking fuel. Your dealer should be more than willing to help you with solving this problem.

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I believe the red bar in the filter in clone engines is supposed to tell you that is the maximum amount of gas you should put in the tank. Even though you can get more in. In other words the high limit mark. Roger
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I believe the red bar in the filter in clone engines is supposed to tell you that is the maximum amount of gas you should put in the tank. Even though you can get more in. In other words the high limit mark. Roger
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