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Old 18 April 2012, 08:06   #11
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Post it to me & I will dispose of it for you free of charge


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Old 19 April 2012, 02:59   #12
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Same here.

Last season's fuel and the engine starts second pull on the cord, and runs fine. But it's a good idea to run the engine dry before storage (take off the fuel line and run it until it stops) as I believe deposits can form in the carburettor/injection system if you don't.

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Old 19 April 2012, 03:15   #13
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speacking as some one who repaired obms before retiring , un-leaded petrol does go stale over time , and i allways used a stabalizer in the fuel to prolong its storage life, and i reckon if all the profesionall boat people on this site wrote in they have at sometime had problems with stale fuel,just thought i would throw that into the pot !

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