bad gas in generator

Old 08-31-09, 11:29 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: va
Posts: 1
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
bad gas in generator

I have a troy-bilt 5550 model 01919-1 generator that I left gas in tank for more then a year. Of course it won't start now. I plan on putting in new gas and adding a gas treatment brand name seafoam. Any other advise?
Old 08-31-09, 11:52 AM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 89
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Without trying to be too sarcastic..... learn how to winterize/store engines and other PE properly.

You might want to try draining the bowl on the carb if possible before trying to run it. Later!
Old 08-31-09, 06:15 PM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 15,884
Received 131 Upvotes on 121 Posts
Was the tank full and indoors? If so, and if it isn't way more than 1 year old and it's non-ethanol gas, then you may still be able to use it. Smell it. Does it smell like gas or more like paint or some kind of solvent? I'd say you're going to need to clean the carb at minimum, and it's a good chance that's all you'll need.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: