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Old 01-25-2016, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Gas Ice Auger Maintenance Tips From Sea Foam

I thought I would pass this along. You're mileage may differ but I think it's a good product.
https://seafoamsales.com/sea-foam-of...our-ice-auger/
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good info Snagged Up.

I've used Sta-bil (sp) for years in all of my small engine equipment and gas cans if they sit for more than a week. I even started using their Diesel version in my compressor after having it fail to start one cold day. When I don't forget to do it; they all fire right up no matter how cold it is or how long they sat.

If you have equipment with gas shut offs run it for a few minutes with some in the tank, shut the gas lever off and let the engine run out of fuel on its own. That helps keep the carbs from "gumming up" as well.

I'm sure Seafoam is very similar if not better (at least that's what the price difference would indicate).
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What I like about Sea Foam is it is a fuel stabilizer and it cleans the fuel system at the same time. The cost is also a factor to me, $7.00 at Walmart. If you look around the web site there is a lot of info and some personal stories.
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Own a commercial landscape maintenance biz been using SeaFoam for a few years and I have noticed increased life out of my small equipment and the older stuff still starting easy. Definitely helps keep the carb clean which usually contributes to almost all problems with small equipment. As afr as fuel stabalizer well never really worried about that I just leave everything full never had a problem doing that for 25 years.

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Especially true for small engines, it is best to run ethanol free fuel.

Fuel with ethanol will break down and gum up a carb in 3 months or less. Pure gas has a shelf life of up to 3 years.

Ethanol free fuel can be a pita to find, but it is worth the effort for trouble free operation of small engines.
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Especially true for small engines, it is best to run ethanol free fuel.

Fuel with ethanol will break down and gum up a carb in 3 months or less. Pure gas has a shelf life of up to 3 years.

Ethanol free fuel can be a pita to find, but it is worth the effort for trouble free operation of small engines.
3 years? That seems a little long. I know you're right that gas with ethanol breaks down way faster but if gas really lasts three years I'd be surprised. Is diesel the same?
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Especially true for small engines, it is best to run ethanol free fuel.

Fuel with ethanol will break down and gum up a carb in 3 months or less. Pure gas has a shelf life of up to 3 years.

Ethanol free fuel can be a pita to find, but it is worth the effort for trouble free operation of small engines.
Sorry didnt mean regular fuel meant the regular stuff they sell at Loaf jug n
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I use it in all my motors, engines from lawn equipment to my 2 cycle outboard. Usually one or two doses a year.
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Yep, great stuff! I even use it in my Jeep!
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I am going to have to try it in my lawnmower, snowblower, and rototiller this coming year . Sounds like it could cure some of my issues with these pieces of equipment. Any suggestions as where to pick it up? Home Depot, Ace Hardware, etc?
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