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Running mower til it dies?

lildog132

LawnSite Member
Location
Michigan
is this okay to do? I finally just got scag running after spraying starter fluid in it. I just put fuel stablizer in the gas and im letting the rest of the gas empty by running it. Is it okay to run it until it finally just dies? oh yea, and thanks guys for giving me alot of information on everything, don't know what I would do without your help.
 

MudslinginFX4

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Raleigh, NC
I don't see a problem with running it dry, some manufactures reccommend that. However, I am with Lawnagent and tiedeman, why would you run it dry with fuel stablizer? If you use fuel stabilizer you only need to run it about a minute to let that fuel spread throughout.
 

Pecker

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Louisiana
But, if you run it dry, be sure you at least have a filter on the intake fuel line coming from the gas tank. Running a unit dry can sometimes help you suck trash out of the fuel tank and booer up the carb. Since it sounds like the unit is well-worn (judging from your comment about finally getting it running), if you do run it dry, it might be a good time to clean the fuel tank as well.
 

lawnman_scott

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
st pete, FL
Originally posted by ******
But, if you run it dry, be sure you at least have a filter on the intake fuel line coming from the gas tank. Running a unit dry can sometimes help you suck trash out of the fuel tank and booer up the carb. Since it sounds like the unit is well-worn (judging from your comment about finally getting it running), if you do run it dry, it might be a good time to clean the fuel tank as well.
thats why i woundnt do it, gets dirt in the carb. Because no matter how careful you are crap gets in the tank.
 

KenH

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
CT
Put the stabilizer in, start up the mower, run it for a minute or two, shut off the gas at the tank, let it die.
 
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