Storing a gas snowblower till next winter

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Use Stabil as suggested and forget about the tank and the fuel.
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wrote:

Go out to your local airport, general aviation, and bring a a couple 2 gal gas cam and purchase 2 gals of 100LL avgas.
Drain out your snowblower gas, put it in the car. Then put in about a pint or so of 100LL and run the machine until it's running on the LL, should be about 5 mins or so. DONE
It will start as if you didn't store it at all. This same proceedure can be used in all small engines including those using pre mix. With premix make sure it mixes well before use.
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On Fri, 11 May 2007 06:47:14 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@anywhere.com wrote:

Although avgas is more stable than automotive gasoline, it has many disadvantages, including that it will cause the engine to run lean, which is very hard on the engine. Airplane engines operate with very specific parameters that are not at all the same as small, high reving yard equipment. Regular automotive pump gas with Sta-bil added to it remains stable for longer than avgas, and has none of the disadvantages.
CWM
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Charlie Morgan wrote:

I know a few people who discovered that the hard way when valves burned out in their car engines. That was in the days when there was little difference in price between avgas and mogas and they had access to it so they used it in their cars.
Also even though it is "low lead" it has considerably more lead than any automotive fuels ever had.
I also vote for Stabil and have used it for years.
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