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Old 01-15-2014, 04:39 PM
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Forgot to run lawnmoer dry....help?

Ok so i just realized i did not run my mower dry before winter.....i guess i had a brain fart when i put it away.....anyways it is a 15hp Kholer engine. Toro 36" wb. Should i go run it dry? I realize it has already been exposed to cold temps out in the shed, but is it a good idea to start it now? The temp today is about 30 degrees. Temps won't be steadily warm til probably mid march.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:47 PM
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Drain the gas out. Put a little fresh gas in with stabil. Run it and then shut off the has and let the carb dry itself out. Although at this time you probably could just let that sta-biled gas sit in the carb. Supposed to keep it fresh for like 3-6 months. Running it with the old gas may make things worse.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:01 PM
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Drain the gas out. Put a little fresh gas in with stabil. Run it and then shut off the has and let the carb dry itself out. Although at this time you probably could just let that sta-biled gas sit in the carb. Supposed to keep it fresh for like 3-6 months. Running it with the old gas may make things worse.
Ok, i put a good amount a stabil in when i put it away. I will probably just wait til march when i start cutting to get it ready for the season
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:44 PM
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Should be fine with Sta-bil. Just fire it up a little early and if it doesnt work just have the carb rebuilt. Make sure to beat the spring rush.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:58 PM
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I use to run all my stuff dry but after a little research I dont worry with it anymore,I just fire it all up a few times during the off season and haven't had any troubles during mowing season.Just my input.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:15 PM
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So would it be wise to run it? I have done it with push mowers before and never had a problem, but not with my wb....i guess why i was asking because i was a little worried.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:29 PM
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Get out there weekly and run all equipment during winter.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:32 PM
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I will run everything every couple of weeks during the off season.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:43 AM
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fuel wont break down very fast at all in cold weather several mo. in the cold is no worry. it breaks down much faster in hot weather
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:23 AM
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Get out there weekly and run all equipment during winter.
If you do this, you won't have to add chemicals to the gas and no problems in the spring.
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