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Re: winter storage

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09-20-2012 07:46:19

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Most all good name brand 2stroke oil mixes have a stabilizer in them. If you are talking about a non mix engine, I prefer to run them dry of gas. If you do want to add stabil or something like that, there are a couple very important things to remember. 1- stabil does not mix with gas on its own. Add the stabilizer to gas in your gas can, then shake, shake, shake. when your arm gets tired, swtich arms and shake some more.
2- More IS NOT better. in fact adding more stabilizer to your gas than what is recomended on the label does more harm than adding none at all. Stabilizers are corosive. I've seen them eat holes in metal gas tanks, and more likely, carb bowls.
3- Adding stabilizer directly to a machines gas tank is a BAD idea. Remember, shake, shake shake.
My suggestion is this- mix a 5 gal can of gas with the proper amount of stabilizer. SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE REPEAT! Them pour some of that gas into the existing gas in your equipment. Run the equipment fo 10 to 15 mins to allow mixture to reach carb, then put it away. But here is the best key of all.
IF you dont run your equipment dry of gas, them plan on starting it up and letting ig run for 15mins a couple of times during the winter.
This is a big issue at my shop here in MI, so I get a little excited about the topic

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09-20-2012 08:29:53

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 Re: winter storage in reply to Mrjdman80, 09-20-2012 07:46:19  
Tim the running in winter is a very good point. I start mine every two weeks and run them a half hour to get them hot.I also put battery maintainers on them.

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