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#1284522 - 11/16/08 11:26 AM Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube
Pete591 Offline


Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 931
Loc: Michigan
I understand it can be drained but not sure.

Any info on what's in there and if it is a grease or oil and what type?

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#1284526 - 11/16/08 11:30 AM Re: Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube [Re: Pete591]
c3po Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3358
Loc: Maryland
I have a Honda Snowblower, I think you are talking about the Hydrostatic Transmission Fluid.

I have never drained mine out, might want to download service manual on the internet. How many hours are on that snowblower.

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#1284531 - 11/16/08 11:36 AM Re: Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube [Re: c3po]
Pete591 Offline


Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 931
Loc: Michigan
It has about 120 hrs on it.

I never changed the hydro-static oil.

There is a gear box that joins the impeller and auger with some type of lube in it. Wondering what is is and what to use to top it off or chagne it?

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#1284565 - 11/16/08 12:13 PM Re: Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube [Re: Pete591]
Chriznat20@msn.com Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 851
Loc: Michigan
On my Bolens, I refilled with amsoils 75/90 gear lube.. The old stuff was BLACK and about as consistent as tar.
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#1285984 - 11/17/08 09:07 PM Re: Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube [Re: Chriznat20@msn.com]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 7300
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Lower end machines use grease for the auger drive gear case. Old school and high-end would use a gear oil. 75w90 would be a great choice.

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#1287655 - 11/19/08 03:32 PM Re: Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube [Re: JTK]
H2GURU Offline


Registered: 06/04/05
Posts: 970
Loc: Boston
Many Ariens use a 00 oil which is an amalgem of an aluminum looking paste combined with lighter oil in their NON cast iron drive boxes. Its only available from Ariens as I looked elsewhere w/o luck. If your gearcase is 2 pieces this is probably the lube you want. Put as much in as you can because you can't damage it with an overfill. Putting straight EP grease in there isn't a good idea.

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#1288342 - 11/20/08 08:56 AM Re: Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube [Re: H2GURU]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 7300
Loc: Buffalo, NY
H2- I have a similar looking grease in the little single speed gear drive trans on my Honda pushmower. I popped the bottom of the case off after years of use and that grease looked new yet.

Joel
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#1288680 - 11/20/08 02:36 PM Re: Honda Snowblower Auger Gear Lube [Re: JTK]
TylerL Offline


Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 308
Loc: Mishawaka, IN
That little auger gearbox on my Ariens blower looked like its lube was contaminated with water. I filled it with 80w-90.

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