Bought new 11/2016.
My first blower with 8 hours on it. Changed oil at 5 hours.
Yesterday I decided to do some preventive work on my 928. After reading on here about taking a blower apart after years of use to repair it and the rusted parts problem I thought I would work on it.
I split it in half, removed the auger pulley, auger assembly.
I drilled, taped and installed grease fittings in the auger end bearings.
Lubed up the bearing ball at the end of the auger shaft.
Removed the bottom covers, lubed all the gears, oiled the chains and the bearings. I passed on installing grease fittings on the drive bearings.
I will use anti-seize on all bolts upon reassembly.
There was no lube on the auger end bearings, very little on the bearing ball. Same with the drive mechanism. No lube on the chains.
This made my efforts worth while.
I will reassemble and test today.
Reassembled and tested. Hasn't been started in 5.5 months. Briggs & Straton fuel stabilizer, ran out of gas before sitting.
Started on 3 rd pull.
All is good.