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Lawn Ranger 13
12-08-2004, 01:54 PM
Do you drain all gas out of your equipment (mowers, trimmers, blowers etc.) when you finish for the season. What other preventive maintance do you recommend? Thanks for the info.

12-08-2004, 01:57 PM
no but you should [drain gas]..i would reccomend you keep your kit in a frost free place

12-08-2004, 02:08 PM
We have always put fresh fuel into mowers then added Stabil,as for the handheld equipment we drain fuel.We kept all equipment in a heated garage to help with starting every week or so throughout the winter months...

12-08-2004, 02:31 PM
You can find fuel stabilizer or whatever it's called at a gas station or something. You just add a few drops of this stuff and it keeps the gas relatively pure. The stuff we use works on gas/oil mixes as well.

Expert Lawns
12-08-2004, 03:39 PM
Fill the tank all the way up to prevent condensation inside the tank. Put in Stabil, start it and run it for 5 minutes (each tank). Remove battery

12-08-2004, 05:11 PM
i drain most of the gas out of the mowers and leave just enough to get them into my shed. once they are in i put stabil in because this and running it dry of gas will prevent getting any gummy stuff in the carborator and causing a hard or nearly impossible start in the spring.

12-08-2004, 05:16 PM
Teaspon of Marvel Mystery Oil in the spark plug cylinder......pull cord a few times (or turn key), replace plug. Puts a thin coating of oil on the guts.....

Expert Lawns
12-08-2004, 07:29 PM
Ken, do you turn the key without the plug in?