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Gear Oil level in 2 stage blower gearbox.

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How much gear oil does the right angle gear box in a two stage blower take?  (79361 blower / peerless 1000-014 gearbox).

Is this a' turn it up on end and fill to the top' deal, or 'leave horizontal and fill to drain plug deal?' (maybe 5/16" depth).

Manuals are silent on this, or I have reading comprehension challenges.

 

 

http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/file/4093-gearbox-snowthrower-peerless-1000-014-iplpdf/

http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/files/file/2563-snowthrower-44in-1996-1998-2-stage-79361-om-ipl-snpdf/

 

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Thanks Kurt,

Do you have a link to the manual?  I've only found the parts list.

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40 minutes ago, Steve_O said:

Do you have a link to the manual?  I've only found the parts list.

 

I think I got it from the Peerless web site several years ago.  Anyway, PM me your email addy and I'll send it to you.

 

Kurt 

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I got sick of checking mine all the time since it leaked a little and it was first noticed in the middle winter. Couldn't tear it down to replace the seals in the middle of winter because the snow would certainly drop big as soon as it was out of commission if I did. So I filled the gear case with Lubriplate 105 engine assembly grease. I have seen many a gear box filled with grease from the factory instead of gear oil so I thought "what the hell", it'll get me through the winter". That was 4 or 5 years ago and never changed it or did the seals and haven't had any issues with the gear box or gear oil leaking out since. I do squeeze a little more in each fall but that's about it. The gear box is completely full of the grease, not just the bottom for the gear oil to ride up on the gear to lubricate. No real worry about it needing to cool since it's only used in the cold and snow.

 The grease is light and stays solid until the gears start moving and then it liquefies into oil. I think the exterior of the grease around the case stays solid from the cold because it doesn't leak out of the seals or the gasket.

Just $0.02 worth of what worked for me.

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1 hour ago, wallfish said:

 Lubriplate 105 engine assembly grease

 

I like that approach.  I'll get some 

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