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New Compact 24 - Prep for First Use

Ok... I pulled the trigger and got a new Compact 24 today. Dealer had it all assembled and running and gave me a full tutorial on the operations....

Now, what can I do before the first snowfall to help prolong the life. Should I wax it up? Wax up the chute? Any extra stuff? Put fuel additives in it to prolong life? Anything at all....

I expect to use good fuel, check and change the oil frequently, clean it after each use, and stabilize any fuel left in the lines at the end of the season. Anything else at all I could/should do to help at this young age to start this new one off right?

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A nice coat of wax wouldn't hurt. You should change the oil after the first few hours of use as outlined in the owners manual. I only use stabilizer when storing. I typically add the stabilizer, rock her back and forth to mix it good in the tank, then i start her up and let it run for 5/10 minutes, then close the fuel petcock and let her stall out. Then i'll drain the bowl and that's it. I've never used any fuel additives during the season.
I use regular (87 octane) ethanol blend since straight gas is not available in my area. I've never had ethanol related problems.
Always use fresh fuel. Once a month during the season, I dump the remaining gas in the can into one of my vehicles, and replenish the can with fresh stuff.

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I like the fresh fuel idea.... I use smaller cans since I just have the line trimmer, push mower, and now this blower. I can dump the extra in the truck to keep fresh fuel. I think there is a pure gas (No Ethanol) place nearby.

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Now, what can I do before the first snowfall to help prolong the life. Should I wax it up? Wax up the chute? Any extra stuff? Put fuel additives in it to prolong life? Anything at all....

I expect to use good fuel, check and change the oil frequently, clean it after each use, and stabilize any fuel left in the lines at the end of the season. Anything else at all I could/should do to help at this young age to start this new one off right?
As previous poster mentioned a good wax never hurts and as for the oil normally you have conventional in it so run it for 5 hrs then you can switch to 5w-30 synthetic if you desire but conventional is good also but I prefer synthetic with the smaller molecules. After the break in change you can keep with the new oil until the of the season or for 25hrs. Good Luck

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I like the fresh fuel idea.... I use smaller cans since I just have the line trimmer, push mower, and now this blower. I can dump the extra in the truck to keep fresh fuel. I think there is a pure gas (No Ethanol) place nearby.

Thanks!

Make sure you don't put the weed whacker gas/oil mix in the blower by accident.

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Make sure you don't put the weed whacker gas/oil mix in the blower by accident.
that shouldn't hurt anything.

I like to keep my compact prayed down with fluid film
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Thanks All.... Wax is going on in layers....
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Soon as things warm up a bit (later this week) I'll too be waxing my new gal.
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wait.. that doesn't sound right...
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wait.. That doesn't sound right...
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