I'd try a can of Heet first -- sounds like you may have gotten some water with
Also, I'd like to clarify that if you put any STP product in your gas, it
should be STP *Gas* Treatment -- the product colloquially known as simply
"STP" is STP *Oil* Treatment, which of course has no business in your fuel
tank. If the person who suggested that actually meant that you should be using
STP Oil Treatment in your fuel, ignore everything he ever tells you about
On Tue, 12 May 2009 11:14:00 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Doug Miller)
Quite frankly I can't think of how STP in the fuel is going to
help any engine start. It might be argued that STP might help a
running engine, but if the engine is not starting, what would STP in
the fuel do other than maybe help the gas tank?
Was old gas in it, the carb holds enough gas to usualy run the motor
for a few minutes so treating the tank wont get it started if the carb
is full of old bad gas. Dropping the float bowl will remove bad gas.
Either starting fluid should start it then you could run out bad gas,
but see if plug sparks first, maybe its even flooded or the plug is
bad and fouled. Checking a plug can tell you alot about a motors
condition. STP to me means oil treatment. Alcohol to me means Heat, I
buy and use Alcohol by the gallon, its cheaper than gas treatments
like Heat for bad or old gas. But Spark is first, maybe some saftey or
other issue is not getting you any spark.
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