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Internal combustion maintenance

using up the last of weed eater fuel to prevent problems in the Spring
Forgetting about mushroom logs yesterday helped me to remember that the weed eater and mower will like me better in the Spring if I don't let fuel sit in the tank all winter.

With any luck this post will help me to not forget next year.

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You should check the manuals for the weedeater and the mower. There might be other things you should do before putting them away for a long time.

Some things that come to mind;

  • check and clean/oil the air filters (or replace them)
  • brushing the spark plugs
  • spraying the carburators with some carb cleane
  • some drops of oil in strategic places.

Cleaning the business ends also seems like a good idea.

Comment by Roland_Smith Sat Nov 3 01:40:07 2012

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