How To Store Your Snow Blower For The Summer
Here are some ways to put away your snow blower for the summertime. It is easy to follow these instructions to store your machine properly.
Method 1: The first method requires using fuel stabilizer. You can use STABLE or any other brand, and just simply flip it over follow the instructions and put it in your fuel tank. Take the cap off, squeeze the bottle and put the right amount of stabilizer you want in your fuel tank. Now, you need to run your machine for a few minutes to make sure that the fuel with the stabilizer circulates all the way through to the carburetor. When you run your machine in your garage, you’d better open your doors so that the exhaust fumes can ventilate.
Method 2: The second method all you need to do is to run your machine till runs out of the fuel that way. There is not going to be any fuel left in the fuel tank or the carburetor to go back throughout the summertime. Now if you find you have too much fuel in your gas tank to let it run that long, you can always remove the fuel line and drain the fuel, then hook it back up and let it run dry till the gas and the carburetor is all burned up. For home users, you can use a baster to reach in, suck out the fuel and dump it into another container until the gas tank is empty. Running stuff dry fuel may be the best method, because there is absolutely nothing left in there to go bad.
Method 3: So now that we have taken care of the fuel issues when storing your snowblower, you need to remove the spark plug and spray some engine storage spray in the cylinder or some engine fog or it will do the same thing. What the spray is good for is to help prevent rust and corrosion inside your cylinder. Now make sure the spark plug cap is not over the spark plug hole, then just turn the motor over a couple times slowly and reinstall your spark plug.
Method 4: Sometimes when you put away your equipment and some manuals will recommend that you pull the cord over until you feel that the piston is at top dead center where you feel the most compression. So you need to pull it over until you feel the most compression then stop it there.
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