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Lawn Ranger 13
12-08-2004, 12:54 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.

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

CamLand
12-08-2004, 01:08 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...

lawnranger44
12-08-2004, 01:31 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, 02:39 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

LHSlawnman86
12-08-2004, 04:11 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.

KenH
12-08-2004, 04:16 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, 06:29 PM
Ken, do you turn the key without the plug in?