Originally Posted by skunks
wow will 1 year of this new gas (with 10% ethanol) go bad that fast? My FD sat for 10 years with 1/4 tank of gas and the normal ambient humidity here is 80-85% year round! About a month ago I fired her up and she started right up. Been warming her up weekly and running her occationally since with the same gas and no problems with the old gas I had.
perhpas you just dont have enough gas in the tank.
Not that it won't work, it's just better to run fresh gas through it. My MX-6 sat for 3.5 yrs and I dropped a new motor in it recently, it fired up with those 3.5 yr old gas without any issue, but you can tell it was not running smooth. It was a test to see if it will fire up, I shut it off immediately and emptied the tank and got 3 gal of new gas for it.