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Tomorrow I deliver my 2011 Sipmplicity P1728EX to a big service. (no snowfall coming the next week)


This is what I will ask for:


- oil
- plug
- New belts (drive and auger) (belts are 8 years old and used hard)
- greasing of internal chains/cogs/parts that need grease. Adjustment of internal chains?


Should I ask for carburator cleaning and adjustment of anything?
I have noticed I do not need to use choke when using the electric start. Is that normal?


It has been working flawless, but yesterday I heard a small squeek when applying the auger. (from the belt)


Are cleaning the gas tank for possible dirt a part of a service? I have ran it out of fuel (empty) many times the last months, so should think there would be no need)


Does the Powerboost need service?


Please give me some good advise :smile2:


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I love this machine
 

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Sounds like your heading the right way - the fact it didn't need any choke to start is a bit odd? You dont use choke at all? It might not hurt to have the carb looked over for sure..... but if it's been running good I guess you can't complain. Check the scrapper bar and skids and adjust or replace as needed.....
 

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Do you at least have to prime the engine before starting, even with no choke? Do you notice any black or gray smoke from the exhaust, after its warmed up which might indicate running too rich?

Dont think theres much you can do to adjust internal chains. Make sure to grease augers, and wheel axles or get the shop to do it. Also check to see if the gear case has a fitting that allows you to check the oil or grease and do that. You might also want them to check bearings on auger shaft, and drive axles. Probably OK but sometimes they lose their lubrication and grind the ball bearings to dust then you get side play on the shafts. Slack chains can be an indication of worn out bearings

Don't know how the shops are in Norway, but here in Canada, you have either great shops that do whats needed, or total fails who would not think to do something unless they are specifically told to do it, and then they might not do it properly
 

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good advice

Do you at least have to prime the engine before starting, even with no choke? Do you notice any black or gray smoke from the exhaust, after its warmed up which might indicate running too rich?

Dont think theres much you can do to adjust internal chains. Make sure to grease augers, and wheel axles or get the shop to do it. Also check to see if the gear case has a fitting that allows you to check the oil or grease and do that. You might also want them to check bearings on auger shaft, and drive axles. Probably OK but sometimes they lose their lubrication and grind the ball bearings to dust then you get side play on the shafts. Slack chains can be an indication of worn out bearings

Don't know how the shops are in Norway, but here in Canada, you have either great shops that do whats needed, or total fails who would not think to do something unless they are specifically told to do it, and then they might not do it properly

I prime 4 times, no choke. I believe it runs Rich but the exhaust looks clear.
I think you might have a point about worn out bearings, since I seem to hear noise that could be slack in the chains. Have to ask them to check.
It is a high end repair shop so that is a good thing.
Thanks again for all the help!


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Let us know what they find at the shop.
 

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feedback re. service

Let us know what they find at the shop.
here is what happened:


I got this beast of a machine back and beyond fitting tubes in the tires (lost pressure all the time) and assembling a new starter rope since it was broken, they did a full service. Oil, plug, grease where needed and all adjustments of cables and engine.
Actually they found everything to be in pretty darn good shape. The reason why I did not have to use choke was that the electric starter has that effect because it turns the engine so many times, choke is not needed. But I tested the new rope and then used the choke, perfect start 1 pull only.
They refused to change any belts since they were good, and would not use much grease inside because og the friction wheel that really needs no grease :wink2:
So now it is ready for a new winter. I have to say compared to the Yamaha, the Simplicity is clearly more powerful and feels more hardcore. Using the Yamaha I have to go real slow in super heavy conditions.
The Simplicity cannot go that slow because no hydro, but 1st gear is really slow anyway and I never have a struggle no matter what using 1st. I dont know if it is the extra 1,5 hp or the Powerboost function, or both.
The Yamaha on the other hand with belts and Hydro requires less manhandling and is a very smooth tool to operate. Scraping is also much better with belts and a little extra weight.
 
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