View Single Post
  #30  
Old 12-07-2012, 03:11 PM
rbljack rbljack is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 535
Quote:
Originally Posted by rlitman View Post
The first thing I do with equipment that doesn't have a fuel shutoff, is install a fuel shutoff. A plastic in-line valve installed just before the carb (or just before the fuel pump if the equipment has one), is a great $5 investment.

Two things I do that I didn't see mentioned above.
1) when I run the machine dry, I will choke it just as it starts to stumble. That will let it run the gas level in the carb even lower.
2) for a machine with a recoil start, once I've fogged the cylinder and replaced the plug, I gently pull the rope until I feel compression, so the valves are closed when I store it.
true enough on the fuel shut off...they are cheap. I did mention the choke thing on handheld equipment, but I should have included that for all equipment with chokes. And that is a very important step really. if you dont get that gas out of the carb, it can cause headaches in the spring!

And thats a great tip ive never thought off in #2! I have always pulled the starter cord a few times, to coat the cylinder, but never thought to ensure the valves were closed aftere putting the spark plug back in. Great tip there and you can bet ill be adding that to my process! Thanks..
__________________
Equipment:
2000 Chevy 3/4 Ton Long Bed 4x4
6.5x12 Dual Ramp Trailer
2012 21" Honda HRC-216 mower
2013 Exmark Commercial 30#1
2013 Exmark Commercial 30#2
2014 Exmark Lazer Z S Series EFI 52
Mclane 25" Reel Mower
2010 Husqvarna 21" mower
2008 Stihl FS250R Trimmer
2010 Stihl FS90R Trimmer
200? Stihl FC75 Edger
2013 Stihl BR 600 Blower
2013 Stihl HS81 t Hedge Trimmer
2014 Stihl SH 86 C E Blower Vac
2014 Stihl KM130R edger and trimmer shafts
200? Billy Goat AE550 Core Aerator
Reply With Quote
 
Page generated in 0.03400 seconds with 7 queries