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snotek starting problems

New to your forum - wow - tons of great advice!

I purchased a used (but looks brand new) 24 Snotek. Starting is a bit of a problem.
I plan to add some gas additive - stabil (something like that).
Also I will change the spark plug. The oil is very very clean. Guy said it was not used more than 2 hours in 2 years.

Any other suggestions.

Also, any tips on adding the oil - it does not have a tall oil fill spout - seems kinda tricky to get the oil in the small tilted opening, or am i missing something.
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My guess is the gas is probably the original if he only used it for 2 hours. Might need to change out the gas or clean the carb bowl quickly.

As for the oil, use a funnel.

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My guess is the gas is probably the original if he only used it for 2 hours. Might need to change out the gas or clean the carb bowl quickly.

As for the oil, use a funnel.
Thanks. Another stupid question - how do i get the gas out - or should i just add an additive.
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Turkey baster, remove the fuel bowl, remove the fuel drain bolt or remove the fuel line from the carb or fuel shutoff.

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Adding stabilizer to OLD gas will not make the gas better. Remove the fuel line from either the gas tank or carb and drain into suitable container. You could add this gas to your car tank since it is a small amount. Always add stabilizer to gas just purchased to prolong it's usable life.
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Adding stabilizer to OLD gas will not make the gas better. Remove the fuel line from either the gas tank or carb and drain into suitable container. You could add this gas to your car tank since it is a small amount. Always add stabilizer to gas just purchased to prolong it's usable life.
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Have one of these funnels hanging around your shop. Perfect for that small engine oil fill.

Super Multi-Purpose Funnel | Canadian Tire
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to add oil to the small filler just take the original cap from the quart of oil and poke a hole in the center. once you have the hole poked insert a 6" piece of 1/4" i.d. clear plastic tubing into the hole approx 1". if you make the hole just smaller than the tubing o.d. so you have to force the tubing thru the cap it will not leak as you add oil to the small filler hole.
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to add oil to the small filler just take the original cap from the quart of oil and poke a hole in the center. once you have the hole poked insert a 6" piece of 1/4" i.d. clear plastic tubing into the hole approx 1". if you make the hole just smaller than the tubing o.d. so you have to force the tubing thru the cap it will not leak as you add oil to the small filler hole.
wow - what a great suggestion/tip. Great idea. Thanks.
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