Storing 2 Stroke Engines:
1. Remove and dispose of old fuel from the unit.
2. Add a high octane gasoline with the correct oil mix ratio for your equipment, and a Fuel Stabilizer to the fuel tank. Only add enough fuel to run for a couple of minutes.
- Go w/ Seafoam because it contains a stabilizer, a cleaner, and an anti-gel cylinder lubricant. Use Sta-Bil as a second choice.
- Another is Startron. it eliminates carbon build-up in the fuel delivery system, making the engine easy start and run smoothly. This fuel additive stabilizes fuel for up to 2 years.
- Don't know of a no miss 4th choice.
3. Start up the unit and run the engine until itís out of gas. After the engine stops, pull the starter cord a couple of times until the engine no longer sputters from gas remnants left in the fuel system.
4. The next step is to remove the spark plug, spray a lubricant into the spark plug hole, and pull the starter cord a few times. This will lubricate the engineís cylinder parts. Reinstall the spark plug. Your equipment is now ready for storage. Storing 4 Stroke Engines:
1. Remove and dispose of old fuel from the tank.
2. Add a high octane gasoline (only a small amount) with a fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank. Seafoam here too.
3. Start the engine and allow it to run for 5-10 minutes. This gives the stabilizer time to work through the entire fuel system.
4. Allow the engine to sit for 20-30 minutes if you used a stabilizer with a fuel system cleaner. This will also give it time to clean the ethanol residue and any other residual fuel remnants from the fuel system.
5. Restart the engine and run it until itís completely drained of gas.
6. Your next step is to remove the remaining fuel from the carburetor. Don't forget to drain the fuel bowl. Completely.