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Snowblower auger gear box oil/lube specification, model 247.88790

I am looking for the specification for the lube used in the auger gear box (reduction housing lubricant) on my Craftsman Model 247.88790 snowblower. I have the owners manual and it does not specify this. I called the Sears parts number and they could not find it either and directed me to this site. I searched the site and only found something like "any lithium grease" as a spec. I am concerned, however, that this may not be accurate enough as there are a few threads on other sites that go into great detail on the brand and type(Shell Alvania EPR00, MAG 1 from Lubriplate, Lubriplate MAG 00, GL-4, GL-5, etc.). I need to get it running soon - HELP!!!

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The Shell Alvania Eproo (737-0168A) is the recommended grease for your machine gear box. I have used Lubriplate brand (lead free) grease in them, but MTD (the manufacturer) recommends the Shell branded grease and have a part number for it.

You can go

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to order it if you are unable to find it at your local auto parts store.

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by Manage My Life
January 4th, 2011
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Thanks for the quick reply pvalde2. I checked out the links you provided and they said different things: one said to use Lubriplate type GR132 and the other said axle grease. I am still not sure... What would a Sears authorized repair center use???

Also, I forgot to ask earlier: how do you get the lube into the housing? The only way I can see is to "inject" it through the small fill hole (~1/4 inch) that has the black plug in it. What can I use to do this since I have to believe that the lube will be thick.
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January 3rd, 2011
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Having to get the correct specifications for an appliance can be quite a challenge. I have done some research on the Manage My Life website and have found some information that you may find useful. While you are waiting for an expert to reply I have attached a few links below. Hope this information is found useful.
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January 3rd, 2011
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