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Auger gearcase halves leaking at the halves Ariens Sno-Thro ST926le

Hello all.
I have the above mentioned machine with aprox 10 hours of use.
I was checking auger gears case lube condition and level end of last winter.
I found it to be almost empty.

I filled it with a synthetic gear lube and as it sat in the garage this past summer. I found that it leaks very slowly where the gear-halves come together.
All bolts are tight.

Any suggestions Please!!
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Unfortunately your going to have to tear it down and re-seal it. I used Yamabond, on one I used. You can get it at Yamaha dealers. Its a very good product.




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Those suckers always leak. In fact to my recall Ariens came out with a cast iron gear box replacement for them. I used Loctite aviation sealant on one and that even leaked. I ended up just squirting lithium grease thinned out with gear oil in the gearcase. It may not be the "correct" solution, but it worked.

Make sure your bolts holding the gearcase halves are tight, and don't over-tighten them. If they're loose, you'll have to put some medium strength threadlock on them because they have a habit of walking out.
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Yes mine is also filled with grease as SteelyTim as it probably leaked at some point before I purchased it.

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