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Old 07-28-2003, 02:20 PM
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Hey All.
Before I snap and put the Gremlin up for the year(still a lot of summer left) should I drain all the gas out of the fuel cell and clean it up real good, replace my plugs(maybe water soaked) and try to get it runnin again?
It ran super great with no problems and started everytime before I tubbed it out. So the only thing I can figure out is that the fuel cell which sat all year out in the cold, must have gotten some water in it. If it ran before I tubbed it, it should run now??? HG

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Old 07-28-2003, 03:18 PM
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Hi HG, I would recommending putting in some Sta-bul and some MMO in the cell, let it run thru the system, top it off and let it go for the winter, This is what I do for all my motors, even lawn mowers.
I never had a problem using this set-up.
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Old 07-28-2003, 04:24 PM
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Old 07-28-2003, 07:14 PM
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Put the additive in and when you crank it up you'll know two things: one the engine sounds great, second that the fuel won't gum up your jets in the carb over the winter.
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Old 07-28-2003, 09:03 PM
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Siphon some fuel from the cell and let it stand in a tall narrow glass, if there is water in the fuel you'll see it when it separates out after standing for awhile.

Here in Canada water in your fuel is a serious problem during the cold months and I have learned to use 95% or better isopropyl or methanol (regular isopropyl is 70% or less) to mix the water with the fuel so it can be used safely in an engine, I once melted an ice sheet floating in the bottom of my 84 Bronco II gas tank once with 4 litres of 99% isopropyl and a nearly empty tank...saved me from pulling the tank! If it's real bad siphon it out and use it in the lawnmower. Under no circumstances should you use Methyl Hydrate since it is a higher oxygen carrying alchohol and can seriously change the jetting requirements of your engine leading to lean seizure, this is very important in 2 strokes but still applicable to 4 strokes as well.

Don't forget the Sta-bil next time Gremmie, it keeps the fuel from volatizing all the light fractions away during storage. Doesn't help much with the moisture though.

Good luck firing her back up, still lots of summer left big guy.
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