winterizing


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Old 10-31-13, 12:56 PM
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just wondering what is the best way to store lawn mowers,weed wackers etc. should they be run completely out of gas or leave gas in them with stabilizer and can you add stabilizer to an oil/gas mix thanks
 
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Old 10-31-13, 01:05 PM
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My personal choice and my tools always start in the spring Is to dump out the old fuel and add a small amount of fresh fuel (just enough to get it to start) that has the stabilizer made to counter act the effects of ethanol fuel in it. Then let it run until it stops.
Yes stabilizer and be used in a 2 cycle engine.
The ethanol in fuel will destroy the hoses, gaskets, gum up the insides of the carb. and attract moisture which will cause rust.
Always run nonethanol fuel or add some of the additive in all your fuel your using during the season.
 
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Old 11-01-13, 09:58 AM
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Larger equipment often has steel tanks so for those I would fill up & add stabilizer to prevent tank rust. If the fuel line has a valve turn it off while running and move on to the next item while it runs the gas out of the carb bowl.
 
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Old 11-01-13, 11:38 AM
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ok thanks, getting that time of year
 
 

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