Backpack Blower, Billy Goat Blower, Weedwhip

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BeautifulBlooms, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 3 pieces of equipment that are very new and am looking for the exact way to winterize them.

    My Billy Goat blower is an 11 horsepower briggs and stratton (Regular Fuel). I just ran the fuel out of it but will whatever fuel that may be left inside the tank for the next 4 months or more do any damage? Should I run some fuel stabilizer into the carb??

    Same thing with the other two cycle pieces my lesco weedwhip and husqvarna backpack blower?

    I ran the fuel out but there may still be some residue in the tanks and carbureators. Please help me get this right!
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Put stabilizer in all the units and start them up and let run 5 to 7 min. this will allow the stabilizer to enter the carbs. then put them away. There is no need to run the carbs dry for such a short period of time.
     
  3. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    So should I refill the tanks, with fuel, then add the correct amount of stabilizer to each tank

    What about storing a 5 gallon tank of regular fuel, does that need to be treated for the winter? or just the two cycle and the engines themselves
     
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, That would be the best way to take care of it.

    Yes, I would suggest putting stabilizer in the storage tank also if it is going to sit. But what I do is put any extra fuel I have left at season end in my car or van so I start the new season with fresh fuel.
     
  5. BeautifulBlooms

    BeautifulBlooms LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not an idiot but that hadnt even crossed my mind about putting it in my car. Thanks again for the input. I may have thought of that eventually, but who knows. My mind did shut down a little this fall now that we are done.
     

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