By Emily AndersonMore in Outdoors
Tip: To keep gasoline-powered tools up and running when you need them, store them properly when you don’t.
Clean engine deck with mild detergent and water.
Tip: Use sponge or rag, not wire brush.
Tip: Spray underside of mower with vegetable oil to help prevent build-up of debris and dirt.
Tip: Gasoline can breakdown in as little as thirty days. To keep gas fresh, put fuel stabilizer in gas can.
Tip: Instead of draining engine for storage, fill tank with stabilized gas. This prevents rust and makes it easy to start next season.
Tip: Run engine for five minutes so freshened gas can reach carburetor.
Tip: Warm engine to make oil drain faster.
Use a fogging oil spray to lubricate internal engine parts and protect against corrosion.
Tip: Spray fogging oil into air intake of running engine.
Clean and oil foam filters.