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Winter storage
« on: November 29, 2011, 05:07:23 AM »
In the winter I usually store my equipment with gas/Sta-Bil in them.  Is it better to store my two Stihl's with gas or empty?  They will be sitting for about two and a half months.

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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 05:51:51 AM »
It probabley won't make any difference .I 've tried both ways and it doesn't seem to .

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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 06:30:03 AM »
I,ve done it both ways with the same results,I dont even dump old gas out, just fire up and go. I think Stihl recommends taking the old gas out and running the saw until it runs out of gas,which makes a lot of sense,gas will break apart in as little as a month or so,and it will also attract water and hold it with the temp change from night /day, condensation will form inside the tank. if you remove it from the saw,you remove the problems that come with it. Tim

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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 06:43:36 AM »
I dump the gas and put in fresh  before I fire them up if they've sat a spell .

If you want to run them dry take a further step .Once they die from no gas  give them a shot of "fogging oil " through the carb and roll them over a time or two to lube the inside of the saw .You can get that stuff at most marinas .

Put the saw on a self or on a plank  not directly on a concrete floor .

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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 12:36:30 PM »
anything longer than 60 days you want to drain the fuel and let it IDLE till runs out of fuel. if you are using an ethanol blended fuel you should drain after 30 days. ethanol is a solvent and will cause all sorts of issues if left sitting in your saw for an extended period. gasoline starts to loose octane as quick as 30 days so depending on what you started with for an octane number, you run the risk of detenation and P&C damage. SO dump the old gas in your car/ pick up.... FRESH GAS will save you lots of head aches.

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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 06:34:36 AM »
The newer gas we get today IS really bad for small engines,its been known for years that it eats seals and breaks down faster than the old leaded gas of years gone by,IMO its better to take the gas out and run it till it dies and the take the plug out and spray,WD40,seafoam,ect. into the cylinder,pull it over a couple of times and reinstall spark plug and put it away. when its time to fire it back up,fill it up with fresh gas and go to town. Tim


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