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Auger Lube in Canada

Gosh you would think this stuff is heroin as it is terribly hard to find in Canada. On second thought heroin is much easier.

I have spent a lot of internet time trying to find Lubriplate products (in this case the Mag-1 specified lube as well as some of their other products that look interesting) at the retail level here. The Canadian distributor pointed me to two vendors who he said offered retail - but they do not.

I can wait and get it stateside when I go but that won't be until spring.

Alright so then if I can't get Lubriplate there must be similar type product, 1 or 0 or 00 in EP - well not that I can find.

All I can readily find are all the generic type greases at NAPA and Canadian Tire. NAPA guy said he would look to see what he can find but wrote down my request on a scrap of paper and I haven't heard back in a week so I would imagine that scrap is long gone and he's not doing any checking.

So here I am in the largest urban area in Canada with millions of consumers stacked up around me like cord wood and I cannot find a retailer who supplies a wide range of grease products.

Maybe I missed it do we have an embargo on importing the stuff or maybe we don't need it since we lube everything with maple syrup or french fry grease?

Seriously I guess it's me and I'm just not looking in the right place.

I went to a Toro dealer and he said we use this and gave me a bottle of Alvania EP (now called Shell Gladus according to what I have been able to find) which seems as close as I am going to get here to the recommended lube.

Fellow Canadians - have some pity on a countryman and share you illicit connection of a Lubriplate dealer would ya????

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if it is a TORO 2 STAGE run 80-90 gear oil. no sin stuff.

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if it is a TORO 2 STAGE run 80-90 gear oil. no sin stuff.
The manual for my year 'blower says not to use gear oil but Mag 1 or similar.
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I've had a few 521's and the gearboxes always have some kind of crappy grease and I always put gear lube in them. I just don't have the energy to rip it all apart, clean it and re-pack it.

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If it's like a grease it's likely "00" grease. It's what is used in riding mower transmissions as it's almost an oil and flows well but isn't "liquid". Unlike grease that won't flow well when it's cold the 00 moves around and protects.

When it comes to gear oil it depends on if there are any yellow metal parts in the gearbox. If there are then you should stick with a GL4 as the GL5 can over time damage yellow gears (Brass/Bronze).

Info here: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum/...Number=1674043

If you need to use a GL4 there are synthetic GL4s that would be safe to use with yellow metal gears.
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If it's like a grease it's likely "00" grease. It's what is used in riding mower transmissions as it's almost an oil and flows well but isn't "liquid". Unlike grease that won't flow well when it's cold the 00 moves around and protects.

When it comes to gear oil it depends on if there are any yellow metal parts in the gearbox. If there are then you should stick with a GL4 as the GL5 can over time damage yellow gears (Brass/Bronze).

Info here: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forum/...Number=1674043

If you need to use a GL4 there are synthetic GL4s that would be safe to use with yellow metal gears.
http://www.pennzoil.com/wp-content/u...4+GL-5+ALL.pdf
Interesting info... thanks!
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Outboard motor lower unit grease is what I use in my gear box,it's safe to yellow metal.
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Hey merry christmas, nanook, I've got a 20 litter pail of 00 grease at work, I can pull a litre or so out if you want. I'm about 45 mins west of Toronto
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have you called your local snowblower shops?? im betting places that sell blowers using 00 grease wil have 00 grease on hand .. you know.. warrantee stuff

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