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How do you store your (gas) equipment?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by CRUZMISL, Mar 1, 2007.


    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Hi All,
    Spring is coming and just curious how you store your gas powered equipment. I am mostly curious about the gas. Do you prefer to fill the tank with fresh fuel/stabilizer or do you prefer to let it run dry and store it that way. Thanks!
  2. kelly Lawn

    kelly Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 26

    I usually fill my tanks with high octane, good quality gas to prevent condesation, then use STABIL fuel stabilzer. I put some in the tank, let it run through for a little while and then turn off the gas and let it run out of the carburators. My stuff starts good in the future if I do that.
  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    every time i buy gas i mix it with STA-BIL. mowers and 2-cycle. dusing winter i hang them in the shop. i've never had a problem with them running or stsrting after the winter
  4. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    Both our diesel and gas get a stablizer dumped in the tank before winter, and ran for about a half hour.

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