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Carburator Sludge up Remidies in Winter Season
Got a general question which I partially know but sometimes at my best efforts still have issues. Cleaned of couple of carburetors lately from folks not draining gas out during winter season. Of course the Ethanol is generally the culprit and non-Ethanol gas is the way to go if you have it available.
So my approach is to use Lucas in all my Ethanol gas and at the end of the season last mowing let my mower run until it dies out of gas. Generally that does it for me but I have had cases with even all that after sitting up through winter the carb has it running rough.
What I have done if stays running though rough, I have used a product call Chemtool that you mix in the gas and it cleans the carburetor. I have had pretty good success with that straightening out a rough running motor because of the carb sludge,.
Apparently even after you run the gas out of your mower when it dies, some gas still remains in there!
So my general question is:
1-What is your procedure to prevent Ethanol sludge up in off season?
2-Has anybody had any success with Chemtool on rough running engines due to carb corrosion/sludge?
Last edited by motorman; 07-11-2019 at 02:17 PM.
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