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Old 11-18-2016, 01:00 AM
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Everything mentioned above and...

When you go to wake up any engine that's been sitting and the oil has drained down, it's a good idea to:

Pull the plug(s),

Ground out the ignition wire, ( prevents damage to the ignition, if it's electronic )

Crank the engine over for 5 or 10 seconds or until you see oil pressure, if you have a gauge,

Torque the plugs up and run.

( If you don't feel like pulling the plugs, ground out the ignition and crank it; the idea is to get the "blood flowing" before it fires up to 1800 or 3600 rpm )

If you're running it dry to store it:
As it runs out of gas and you hear the surge from the governor trying to keep it going,
pull full choke and the extra vacuum will keep it running a bit longer and help pull most of the fuel out of the carb.

I use the canned premium or aviation fuel to store my 2 and 4 stroke stuff over the Winter, run them dry with fuel valve off / full choke and I've had no problems for many, many years.

For my Diesel engines I use Stanadyne blue label in the tractors & genny fuel tanks.
( Cetane booster, anti fungal, lubricant package, anti wax... good stuff )
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