Winterizing 2 cycle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by toddman35, Nov 10, 2000.

  1. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    I was wondering what everyone did to winterize their 2 cycle equitment? i have used the search button, and i know there was a thread on it a while ago, but i couldn't find it. thanks
     
  2. Prime Seasons

    Prime Seasons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Clean them up pretty;
    fix or replace damaged parts;
    remove excessive carbon deposits on port/exhaust if needed;
    clean and regap plug;
    fill up with fuel & stabil or drain completely depending.

    Yup, works for me.

    gus
     
  3. Alan

    Alan Member
    Posts: 1,185

    I fill the tank with fuel/stabilizer mix and use fogging oil to coat the carb innards. Been doing it for years now and have not had a single failure to start in the spring. They smoke a lot for a few minutes from the fogging oil but there is none of the white crap in the carbs that you get sometimes if you leave them dry. I do the same thing on the four stroke stuff as well. Takes only a few minutes and ends the hassles in the spring.
     
  4. turfguy

    turfguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    WAY TO GO ALAN............I HAVE BEEN FOGING MY STUFF FOR QUITE SOME TIME WITH GREAT RESULTS. THIS PAST SPRING EVERY THING STARTED AND RAN GREAT. IF YOU CAN FIND IT MARVEL MISTERY OIL IS A GREAT PRODUCT FOR THIS.
     
  5. jasonp

    jasonp LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 147

    i just clean everything up and make sure all the gas is out of the tank and carb
     
  6. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We just run stable through motor for 10 minutes and its all set for next year!!
     
  7. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    thanks guys for all the input, but where can i get marvel mistery of stabil? do u think that the toro dealer will have them? after i get them do i just put in the right amount in the gas tank and run it? thanks
     
  8. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    Stable and Marval Mystery Oil are typically available at most chain auto stores, K-Mart and Wal Mart.
     
  9. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    thanks ill be getting some today
     

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