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post #11 of 12 Old 03-27-2019, 08:55 PM
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On my engines, carbed or EFI, I treat the (always!) non-ethanol fuel, run the engine for a while to guarantee *treated* fuel has made it throughout the entire fuel system, then turn off the fuel valve and let the engine die on its own. Then I drain the fuel tank completely by removing a hose and draining it into a fuel can. Squirt some storage oil into each cylinder, manually turn the engine over a couple of times to distribute the storage oil, and clean/replace/gap the plug(s). Burn the old fuel in something else, and refill next winter with nice *fresh* non-ethanol fuel.

Result: Your engine's fuel system is fully protected with treated fuel, your engine's combustion sections are fully protected with storage oil, and you don't have gasoline aging in the tank for 6-9 months.

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Originally Posted by MSB1766 View Post
So here is what I did, drained out the tank ran engine until it ran out of fuel, filled tank with NON ethanol 93 octane fuel with Star-Tron fuel treatment, ran engine for 5 minutes and turned it off. Set a reminder in my phone to charge the battery in 3 months, will probably start it then and run it for a few minutes.
That sounds like a winner.
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