Ariens snowblower tire repair ?


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Old 02-02-23, 03:24 PM
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Ariens snowblower tire repair ?

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I have an Ariens Classic 24 snowblower that is about 3 years old. The one tire has a slow leak and goes flat after a couple weeks. Was wondering if these have tubes in them that can be repaired similar to a bicycle tire and how hard is it to get the tire actual tube out. Thx
 
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Old 02-03-23, 12:56 AM
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Tubes or not you can Slime them to fix the leak!
 
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It looks like it might have a tube but not certain. I would just keep filling it for now but do a soapy water test in warmer weather to see where the leak is, as that might help show the issue. Personally, I'm going to remove and patch a tube; slime is not a solution.
 
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First you have to find the leak.
Could be a bad valve or a loose valve. This is the first thing I would check.
Could be a hole in the tire which you may be able to fix with a plug.
Could be a rim leak.
If it does not have a tube to patch you could probably install one.
 
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The tires do not have tubes when shipped from the factory. In my opinion a tube is the best fix. Pick a tube that fits your tire diameter and width and has a schrader valve.
 
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Old 02-03-23, 06:08 AM
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The one tire has a slow leak and goes flat after a couple weeks.
​​​​​​​slime is not a solution
For a slow leak like this slime is a great product, I have a wheel borrow that would go flat in a week, 3 oz of slime installed 5 years ago and it's still holding air!

If that doesn't work then the hassle of installing a tube would be next!
 
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For that application I would use the Slime. I have it in everything on the farm. It works not only on the leak at hand but against future leaks.
 
 

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