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Toro 521 auger lube

They seem to have a thick grease in the auger gearbox but I've always put 90wt oil in them. Is that horrible? A friend got one and I may be advising him on maintenance.
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Mine also had grease in it. I don't think it lubricates the gearbox as well as mine wore a brass ring on the top that was not getting any lubrication. Its quite possible that maybe they began with oil in them as they seem to have a spot to put some in but maybe they leaked and the grease was put it due to that fact. I wish I had a manual to see what that said was the correct lubrication type.

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the owners manual i have on pdf says to use grease, it just doesn't say what kind
found it in the manual thats posted on the board, use mag1 grease

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toro website says 7oz of mag-1 but everything i find for mag-1 gl-5 is an oil

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2-toro 521E-38052. 1-toro xl824pt 38086
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Is this it?

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Is this it?
i'm not sure i'll have to ask rob or roy , they both have an ope repair shop

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Well, things went bad, I'll start a new thread.
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Well, things went bad, I'll start a new thread.
Saw that tnread. Dang, man I hate to hear that. Keep us informed.

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i'm not sure i'll have to ask rob or roy , they both have an ope repair shop
Were you able to find out anything about that gear lube William?

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Were you able to find out anything about that gear lube William?
well i hate to say it but i forgot and i was at the shop today. i've got to stop at bob's shop tomorrow so i'll ask then

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1-............, TORO XL 824ps..............
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