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Storage of gen set with Gas?


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Old 01-06-2017, 04:05:34 PM
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Empty the carb or leave it full of gas...I'm using 100LL aviation gas...
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Default Re: Storage of gen set with Gas?

Most of the time I shut off the gasoline from the tank and let my generators run till the carb runs out . you have high octane fuel so you would be ok that is all gas stabilizer is a high octane fuel to help keep the gasoline from getting bad .
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The only thing I have to add is if this is a Honda style generator with a gravity feed carb that when you go to use it turn the valve on and start it immediately before the bowl has a chance to overflow. They seem to stick in the down position a fair amount and the vibration helps loosen them up but once it overflows it can become flooded and hard to start not to mention the mess.
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The Avgas should last for a long time without issues. its not the ethanol crap
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Default Re: Storage of gen set with Gas?

It depends on how long your going to store it. A month , 10 years? Ron
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Take it out one a year...Go camping..Or just run for a 1/2 hour with load...These get hot fast so I don't run long...Thanks Charlie
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Hi

I have seen avgas stored in the aircraft fuel thank for 10 years plus and when the scrappers come and cut the aircraft up they drain the avgas and use it in their gen sets forklift etc.

Now here is what I do. I drain the fuel and run the gen set until it quits then put a quart of avgas in it and run it till it quits. Four years latter add auto gas and start the machine no problem.

Now with the Honda EU2000I of which I have a pair I just run them out of gas put a quart of avgas in run them out of gas and drain the carburetor using the provided drain. I use these 2 units once a year in February and have not had to do anything but put gas in them check the oil level and start them. We do run them almost steady for about 2 weeks.

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Default Re: Storage of gen set with Gas?

Phil I do about the same thing. I drain the tank then run until it uses what is in the carb , then put in a few ounces of naptha , then run that out to clean the tank and carb. The naptha does not leave any residue/gum when it evaporates. Ron
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Default Re: Storage of gen set with Gas?

The fuel itself is great stuff for stability.
It has a lot of cleaners and solvents in it and not ethanol ( lots of Xylene in Avgas that's where the stability and cleaning properties come from )

I used to us 100LL in some clones I raced.
It worked fine but I could see the deposits on the plug and I found it was not worth the cost and trouble ( built methanol clones instead )

I use coleman fuel with a bit of 2 cycle oil in it to flush out my fuel systems of methanol.
Done it to gas engines too....
Don't run the engine on Coleman fuel its low octane ( but its super clean highly refined and will not varnish deposits in carbs and tanks. The oil adds rust protection )
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just used this stuff for years in chain saws and gen sets...Never a problem...
Just a little more in price...Wait till auto fuel goes bad...Talk about pricey...Charlie
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