Running mower until empty - stale fuel


Old 04-17-08, 07:51 AM
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Running mower until empty - stale fuel

I have a toro 22" self propelled recycler that is tough to start. I left it filled with fuel over the winter so I'm sure the fuel is stale. As part of my spring tune up I want to run the mower until it's low enough to add fresh fuel.

Any risk in doing this? Or should I just let it run out after a few mowings?
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Old 04-17-08, 08:08 AM
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I wouldn't take the chance with it. Drain it
Old 04-17-08, 09:09 AM
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If it starts and runs ok run it until you need to add more fuel, gas doesn't break down nearly as fast when the weather is cold. Have a good one. Geo
Old 04-17-08, 10:18 AM
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And next winter put stabilizer in the gas and run long enough for it to be in the carb before storage.

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