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trudi_d

Stale Gas question

trudi_d
16 years ago

Hi There! It's not often that I've posted on this forum but each time I have the replies have always been very helpful to me ;-)

I don't understand what "stale gas" is, or how it gunks up a motor. I actually never heard of it before until last year when we bought our first snow-blower. Over the years we've had a few lawn mowers, but I don't ever recall hearing that term when I bought them or had them serviced.

Last year we bought a new snow blower and the salesman had mentioned to us that we should use new gas to create the mix, and not any we had in the cans for the lawn mower--gas we had bought a few months back because that gas could be stale.

How does gas go stale and what negative effects does it produce if you use it?

TIA,

Kindly,

Trudi

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