Putting Lawnmowers away for winter ? (How To)

by 85jeeper, Monday, January 08, 2018, 20:34 (253 days ago) @ Wheels

Gas going bad IS a strange thing. I add sta-bil most but not all of the time. I put all of my seasonal toys away with the gas that's in them at the time and I've never had any issues in over 50 years of doing this! Only one time when I stupidly had some gas with the dreaded ethanol in it in a snowmobile for the last ride. The following winter when I went to start it - nothing. To make a long story short, it had accumulated a LOT of water so I had to drain it all out and add real gas and then no problems. I usually buy some regular 87 octane, no-ethanol gas in Oshkosh on the way up north (Townsend) and I also use it in all my small engines down here in New Berlin. I also have used gas 7 or 8 years old in chain saws with no issues, so who knows? (Your mileage may vary) I also use the cheapest 2 cycle oil!

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