Hmmm, I have never ran any of my engines dry when storing them for the summ
er or the winter and have never had any issues. I do mix Seafoam with my g
as and usually try to start them every month or two. Whenever I bring a fre
sh gas can home the first thing I do is mix 1 oz of seafoam to every gallon
of gas. My thoughts on it is why drain the gas out because then the gasket
s will dry out.
Just what I do and have never had any issues.
Some of the 2 stroke oil has the equivilent of Sta-bal in it and makes the
gas last longer before going bad.
The way I see it, gas goes bad in two ways.. It looses whatever it takes to
start the engine, or it chemically turns into something that gums up the
Very scientific wording.
I also think the ethanol absorbes water out of the air and causes the gas to
loose power. When I was using it in my 5 kw generator I noticed that if I
drained all the gas and put in fresh it would run smooth unloaded , but if
the gas had been in it for several months it would hunt to find the speed.
I started usint the ehtanol free and putting Sta-bil in it for good measure
and that hunting around without a load stopped.
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Danny, if you use your chainsaw as ltitle as you say look at
Stihls Motomix. Stays good for 2 years
I've been using it in all my Stihl equipment and when i
bought a blower over the summer they said if I bought a
quart with my purchase they would extend the warranty to 2
years instead of 1
Google up "Phase separation"
Basically ethanol will absorb water and up to a certain point that may
even be a good thing because it mixes with the gas and burns OK
Once you overload that ability you will have the water rich ethanol
mix actually fall out of the solution and separate.
That creates a slug of "fuel" in the bottom of the tank that will not
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