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Toro snowthrower is blowing heavy blue exhaust


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11-25-11, 04:25 PM   #1  
Toro snowthrower is blowing heavy blue exhaust

Hello Folks

I finally bought a snowblower toward the end of last winter. I fueled it up and used it once and haven't seen a snowflake since. When spring rolled around I knew I was supposed to drain the fuel but honestly didn't know how I could do it. I decided to leave the fuel and just run it a few times during the summer. I did that and it seemed fine. I started it up tonight and it seems to run OK but it's blowing a HUGE amount of blue exhaust. It seems clear now that leaving the fuel in there was a big mistake.

I usually know better than to get lazy and take a shortcut, and now I'm kicking myself.

Is it likely that just replacing the old fuel with fresh fuel will solve the problem? Or have I likely caused damage to the machine?

And, after I remove the fuel what would be the proper way to dispose of it?

Thanks in advance.

 
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11-25-11, 04:34 PM   #2  
4-stroke or 2-stroke engine? Changing the fuel out may help...depending on your answer to my question. As I would tell anyone who posts with problems, always supply both machine ID numbers as well as engine ID numbers. Disposal of old fuel can always be handled by your county solid waste/recycling center or many automobile service shops will take it from you...depending on how much you have.

 
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11-25-11, 04:45 PM   #3  
I have a Toro "Power Clear 210R" 141cc 2-cycle.

 
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11-25-11, 05:26 PM   #4  
Was that enough information about the machine?

 
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