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    My Fancy Title gnihcraes's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Lakewood, CO


    Use sta bil and run them dry anyways. Tis what I do.

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    Woodland Park


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    Grand Master Know It All 68Charger's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
    Canton, TX


    And if you want extra insurance, run ethanol free fuel...

    My 2-strokes (chain saws, weed whacker) get only ethanol-free fuel...

    Generators should, too. Unless you run them dry...
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    The "Godfather" of COAR Great-Kazoo's Avatar
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    Sep 2003
    Washboard Alley, AZ.


    I read then follow the inst. on the bottle, it's worked for us the past 35 yrs.
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    May 2014


    Sold the snowblower when we moved to the new house (much smaller driveway and the driveway faces South, so no need for a snow blower) but for the 9 years I had a snowblower I'd always top off the tank and run a little bit of Sta-Bil in it. AFAIK there was no way on mine to shut off the fuel so rather than run the carb dry I'd just run it until I was sure there was some sta-bil in the carb. It always started right up when I needed it.

    I did the same thing with the new lawnmower in October, I guess probably some time next month I'll see if that worked out as well but there's no reason to think it won't.

    I only winterized a bike one time, that was in 2003 when I lived in Wyoming. But it stayed winterized with Sta-bil for 20 months (September 03 to April 05) and fired right up when we put a battery to it and pushed the starter. So I guess I'd say I'm a big believer in the value of sta-bil.

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