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Just purchased a used 24" 208cc Dual-Stage. Only used a couple times but owner said that gas had not been changed since winter '15. Is this a draining situation or siphon? How would I go about draining if necessary?
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Definitely a draining situation. IMHO it's a remove the tank and flush and remove the carb and clean situation. Today's gas with ethanol can cause a lot of damage in 2 years


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I'd drain it through the carb plug then add fresh gas with a fuel cleaner.

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I agree with the earlier posts. Even a tablespoon or so of residual bad gas can harm your engine. Do everything you can (drain, flush, use Sea Foam or similar).
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Where would I find the carb plug on this guy? Is there a diagram posted online anywhere?
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On the bottom of the carburetor. If there are 2 bolts then remove the offset bolt, not the one in the center. Use a funnel, drain into a clear soda container so you can see if the fuel is clear, discolored, orange, or if there is water in the gas.

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