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jimsmowin

LawnSite Member
Location
wrightsville pa
I ADD STABLIZER EVERY YEAR, START BATTERY MOWERS ABOUT EVERY 30 DAYS-- LET RUN FOR 15 MINUTES AND HAVE NO PROMBLEMS
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
I fill up my machines with fuel and start them up at least once a month. The 2 cycles, I dump the fuel out and let them run until they quit. You can add Stabilizer to the gas, but I never do. This is how I have winterized my old DC since it was new. I have had zero carb problems, so I guess it must work ok. If you leave fuel in them, fill them to the brim so the moisture doesn't form in the tanks.
 

CCLC

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Flint, Michigan
We always fill up the gas tanks completely and run them every couple of weeks throughout the winter. The two cycle stuff we just drain and run dry. I am afraid to us stabil for fear of gumming up the carbs with letting them sit.
 

ronslawncare

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
longisland ny
i used fuel stabilizer on my craftsman mixed it in the tank and with my gas i put to much in i just had to get carb work done my mechanic said not use it anymore he said i wore out the f---ing primer trying to start my mower this week .but i think its ok it work ok on my blowers and trimmers. the smoke kills your lungs but its starts up on all my 2cycles first pull or at least the second
 

landscaper3

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Southern, Maine
Our whether gets real cold up here in Maine along with you other northerners. All our Walkers, Toro's and all trimmers, blowers, power brooms and edgers all get 1/2 tanks with stable mixed in and dont run em till spring. Re-charge battery and fire em up.
 

Vandora Lawn & Landscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Baltimore, MD
If you did want to drain the fuel tanks... Close the fuel valve and remove the line connected to the filter. Place line end into gas can and open valve. Now fill car up with extra gas.
 

klite

LawnSite Member
I yse Sta-Bil Fule stablizer in all my equipment, all year long and have never had a problem since I started in 1996.I think it keeps the fule systems clean and free of gum all the time.
 

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