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Correct amount of gas

The manual for my Ariens Platinum 24 SHO says to fill the gas tank to the red bar on the filler screen, but that is only a little over half full. Is this correct? I wouldn't be able to do the whole driveway with that.
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I took the strainer out of my gas tank. I have a GEN 3 LCT engine with a terribly designed gas cap (like a cheap radiator cap that is nearly impossible to line up). I leave about a 1/2" of room from the fill neck. I wouldn't worry too much about going above the red bar if you keep your strainer in. I believe there are 2 strainers in these engines anyway. The gas tanks on these engines are on the small side, especially on the 414cc motor. Additionally they should be made of plastic to reduce the risk of corrosion.

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Yup get rid of that useless and pain in the butt strainer. And fill the sucker up!
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Fill it up and go move some snow
Just don't over fill, I usually leave some room on top but not much.

I got rid of that strainer before i even finalized taking the delivery of my new blower.
Its a nightmare of a design.
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After reading this thread, I'll remove my strainer as well. Anyone know why they're using such a poorly designed gas cap? It should be large, easy to remove & put back on while using gloves in the winter.

They're calling for up to a foot of snow in northern Minnesota this wknd. However we're only supposed to get up to an inch in my area unless the jet stream takes a dive on us. Let the games begin!!?
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