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hubbard 11-18-2012 08:02 AM

Snow Blower with gas left in tank
 
I have a very old Jacobson Snow Blower. Every winter I run it until the gas tank is empty before storing for the season.

Last winter I forgot. Will it help to add Sea Foam or Stabil now, before I use it for the season?

What should I do?

joecaption 11-18-2012 08:14 AM

Drain the tank before trying to start it and add fresh gas.
If you can find nonethenal gas always you that instead of reguler gas.
When's the last time the oil was changed?
Toward the end of the season this year add some Sta-bil to the fuel.
http://www.goldeagle.com/brands/stabil/

Fix'n it 11-18-2012 08:48 AM

i just started my snow blower. it had gas in it from last winter. it started and ran just as it always has.

how much gas is in the tank now ?

hubbard 11-19-2012 10:54 PM

About 1/2 tank. Do you think I could just add some new and give it a try?

DrHicks 11-20-2012 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hubbard (Post 1055006)
I have a very old Jacobson Snow Blower. Every winter I run it until the gas tank is empty before storing for the season.

Last winter I forgot. Will it help to add Sea Foam or Stabil now, before I use it for the season?

What should I do?

Drain what you can out of the tank. Remove the carb bowl and clean it thoroughly. Spray carb cleaner up into/onto the exposed carb. Put fresh gas in. Give it a go.

Chances are you're going to be fine.

Fix'n it 11-20-2012 07:33 PM

in my experience, you have nothing to loose by trying it as is.

Fix'n it 11-22-2012 10:13 AM

so, did you try anything ?


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