Originally Posted by jonp
When I asked my outboard dealer this question he smiled at me and asked whether I drain the fuel from my car carbs or injection system.
But then, you use your car every day? My overall experience of dealers - of cars, trucks, garden equipment, outboards and inboards, is that they NEVER adhere to the Manufacturer's recommended schedules. I suppose the manufacturer is pushing best practice ensuring an easy life for their kit and the dealers just want you gone?
In any case, FWIW, I generally empty the tanks of small petrol tools and shut off small outboard fuel supplies before running them dry - unless I know I'll be using them over the coming week. It works for me in several ways:
1. All fuel in play in the willshed is as fresh as possible - easy starting!
2. No engine will be left with two stroke and aging fuel drying in the carb/s
3. I own less petrol (I'm really mean