Sedentary fuel hurting lawn equipment
POSTED: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 6:44pm
UPDATED: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 4:09pm
TYLER, TX (KETK) - — If you mow or weedeat your lawn right after filling your tank, you shouldn't have any problem, but when it sits in these smaller engines for more than thirty days, it could mess up your carburetor.
And that is the problem many East Texans are running into these days.
Lawn experts say when people lock up their lawn equipment for the winter, they don't remove the remaining fuel.
Since the fuel has ethanol in it, it can jam the machine, but the fuel will also begin to deteriorate in quality.
Experts say the best thing to do is to pour the remaining fuel into something you will use more often or disregard it altogether, because trying to save money on gas could cost you more in repairs.
You can also use fuel stabilizers to increase your fuel lifespan.
But this year it is especially important to get the fuel in your lawn equipment checked, due the drought we had this past summer.