Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Cedar Rapids IA
Gas "care" is big with me. I'm anal about it. I keep track of when I buy gas for them. When I buy gas, I buy it with a debit card and get the receipt. I then thumbtack the receipt in my storage shed so I know when I bought the gas.
Summer engines, gas is more than a month old - into my car tank it goes and I refill. Winter engines seem less finicky...those it's 2 months. And yes, always straight gas, never ethanol - and if I can find 91 octane I buy it instead of 87. I treat them always with Sea Foam and always measure the SF.
Lastly...I keep a handful of coffee filters in my shed and using a rubber band, I put a filter on the tank spouts. I don't want any bugs, spiders, or dust getting in my tanks. You'd be amazed the amount of floaters that are inside your gas tanks, even if you store them in a garage etc.
1974 Ariens 922008/922003 "Frankenstein", my dad's 1st new snowblower, my main machine
1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "The Badger", #2 and now running fantastic
1971 Ariens 922002/922003 "Juneau", untried but ready to go