Either way should be fine. If you leave the gas and staboil in , double the
ammount of staboil.
I have a 5 kw generator and ran it for about 30 minuits the first time.
Drained the gas from the tank and then ran it dry. Put it up for about 3
years, filled the tank back up and it fired off on the second pull. I
forgot about running it for about 6 months one time and did not have any
staboil in the tank. Had to clean out the carborator. Did that twice. Now
I put staboil in every can of gas when I fill up the can and have not had
any more problems with tany of the small engines. I usually put it in the
can when I leave the house and it gets mixed up as I fill the gas can.
I've done all three, A, B, and C (do nothing) and never had a problem.
I think in general lawnmowers don't suffer too much because they are
stored over the cold winter. Snowblowers on the other hand sit idle
over the hot summer so you have more gasoline evaporating... and more
varnish/sludge build up. Most of the time I turn off the gas valve and
run the mower and the generator until they run out of gas... but not always.
One more tidbit, if emptying old stale gasoline out of anything, please
don't dump it out. Pour it into your car where it will be so diluted
that your car will never know the difference.
I have a gasoline trimmer, chainsaw, blower, weed wacker,
chipper/shredder, two lawn mowers, and a small rototiller. I use
Stabil in all of these and recommend this method over running the
engine dry. Engines often start on first pull in the spring.
I just scrape the grass off the bottom of my 2 mowers , clean them up a bit
and put them in the garage...Weedwacker and chainsaw the same...The
non-mowing season is ONLY 6 months long in the snowbelt and less than that
down south...Not a YEAR...Gas SHOULD stay good for that short a period of
On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 20:33:44 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Here is a brief description of CAS#64742-47-8, ONE of the significant
This is a mixture of C10-C14 naphthenes, iso- and n-paraffins. Neither
the concentration of aromatics nor of hexane is greater than 0.1 % by
volume. Depending on the raw material and the production processes,
the composition and physical properties of this solvent can vary
considerably. The symptoms of chemical pneumonitis do not become
manifest until a few hours or even a few days have passed. Exxsol D70
/ D80, Shellsol D70, Hydrosol P 200, among others, are trade names.
It has many other ingredients. It is not "just" any one thing. It is a
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