- May 2, 2007
I replaced the auger gear (not the worm gear) on the latest curb find. It’s an Ariens 8/24 two stage beast. I now see why the (second I believe) gear failed. I cut out a cork gasket, and gummed on plenty of RTV, but it still leaks the 80W-90 out. I am NOT pulling it apart again to put new seals in it. I know, I should have done that when I had it apart. Can I stuff this little gear box with grease instead? I know the Toro mower gear boxes I’ve got into and serviced use solid grease. Have any suggestions on what to use (with my granddaddy, plain Jane grease gun)?