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Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? #4506296
09/03/17 12:29 PM
09/03/17 12:29 PM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline OP
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Marshfield , MA
Just curious. I tried MMO a few times, only to discover that B+S 3.5 HP flat heads will run on it


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506332
09/03/17 01:21 PM
09/03/17 01:21 PM
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Houston, Texas
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This is a waste of time imo


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506336
09/03/17 01:28 PM
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West Michigan
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West Michigan
Never done it. Never will. I make sure I use E-free fuel, add a stabilizer and run the carb dry before storage.

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506351
09/03/17 01:55 PM
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Gather 'round and I'll share with you the secret to winterizing all your power equipment... hide



The secret is... make sure to store it in the corner of the garage so you don't trip over it all winter! I've never been able to find a difference between storing OPE with a full tank of gas, 1/2 tank of gas, running it dry, storing it with the fancy engineered fuel, running it dry on engineered fuel and putting it away, running Stabil through it, filling the tank with a gas/Stabil mix and putting it away, or any other procedure. I never have problems in the spring and I never have to do anything but preventative maintenance. My family's equipment, however, keeps me busy.

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506386
09/03/17 02:54 PM
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Never have and never will. It fires up in the spring


1994 Jeep 161k Castrol Synblend 10w30
2014 Camry 36k Havoline 5w20
2018 Jeep Cherokee 3k FactFill
2014 HD Ultra 42k Mobil1 15w50
2012 Rav4 39k Mobil 1 0w20
Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506406
09/03/17 03:21 PM
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Iowa
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yep, fog the lawnmower, trimmer and snowblowers...have some no name can of fogging oil...seems to have lasted for a number of years, now. Is it necessary?..probably not...do I still do it?..yes.

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506410
09/03/17 03:26 PM
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I use Sta-Bil spray fogging oil in my generators, but after 3 or 4 uses it does seam to foul the spark-plug.


Boy will I be happy when ALL vehicles on public roads are autonomous.


JimPghPa

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506438
09/03/17 04:09 PM
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Cedarbrae, Ontario
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Never fogged anything I have stored for the winter and never had a problem in the spring.


2015 RAM SXT Crew Cab 5.7 with 6 speed tranny.

2008 Mazda 3 GS Sport Hatchback 5sp MT (Girlfriend's car)

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4506548
09/03/17 05:58 PM
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Idaho
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I fill the tank and pull the engine over to top dead center to close the valves then push what ever ope out of the way. They start up right away. I have a pressure washer I didn't use for 3 years and after about ten pulls I drained the float bowl and the gas looked like oil when it drained out . After draining the float bowl the engine fired up after about 3 pulls and ran fine that was with the 3 year old gas. Marketing works well.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: Ethan1] #4506696
09/03/17 07:22 PM
09/03/17 07:22 PM
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West Michigan
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West Michigan
Originally Posted By: Ethan1
Gather 'round and I'll share with you the secret to winterizing all your power equipment... hide



The secret is... make sure to store it in the corner of the garage so you don't trip over it all winter! I've never been able to find a difference between storing OPE with a full tank of gas, 1/2 tank of gas, running it dry, storing it with the fancy engineered fuel, running it dry on engineered fuel and putting it away, running Stabil through it, filling the tank with a gas/Stabil mix and putting it away, or any other procedure. I never have problems in the spring and I never have to do anything but preventative maintenance. My family's equipment, however, keeps me busy.


Tell that to the technician at the lawn mower repair shop, he'll make sure to have a new carb on hand for you. Ethanol will ruin a carb quick from sitting, it will attract moisture from the air and the fuel will break down and you'll need a new carb.
They see it all the time after a power outage, generators that were shoved in the corner of the garage and forgotten about until needed, they won't run.
At the very least install a fuel shut off valve in the fuel line and run the carb dry.

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: Spike555] #4507104
09/04/17 09:14 AM
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You're purposely comparing apples to oranges. OP asked about outdoor power equipment. Generators are a little different because a certain percentage of people will let them sit for years, not months like a lawnmower. A carb will not be ruined in a few months.

Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4508197
09/05/17 02:47 PM
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Never have and I dont plan on starting. Never ran into any issue on any OPE with the cylinder rusting. I remember finding this old riding mower in a junk pile some years ago. The fuel tank was rotting away, the metal was rusted through as well. It was ancient and eft in the elements for must be over 20 years by my guess. I turned the flywheel over by hand. It turned and felt smooth.

In all the small and medium engines I ripped apart over the years and there have been lots of barn finds, scrapyard finds, the only cylinder I ever found rust in was the old 440 block that was stripped bare and sat on a shop floor for a few decades.

Just my 2 cents.


2006 Trailblazer LT. QSUD with Fram Ultra.
2017 Ram 3500 SLT Megacab. Duron SHP 10w30 with Hastings LF608.
1993 GMC 1500. QSAD with Fram PH5
Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4509014
09/06/17 11:27 AM
09/06/17 11:27 AM
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Slovenia EU
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I use a 2stroke oil or a ballistol....

Few squirts into cylinder and then I pull the rope for 2-3 times and its done...


2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Elf FullTech FE 5w30
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4509544
09/06/17 08:48 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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I've never fogged OPE, and I've been working on them for 14 years on the side and never fogged any customer equipment. If I knew it was being stored for a few years I might squirt some Marvel Mystery Oil or Transmission fluid into the cylinder and rotate the engine over.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Do you fog OPE for storage ? What do you use? [Re: andyd] #4509605
09/06/17 10:23 PM
09/06/17 10:23 PM
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South Eastern, CT
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I do it for my snow blowers because they only get used about 2 months out of the year.

I use Sta-bil fogging oil because the aerosol makes it convenient. I have heard of people using MMO, WD-40, Motor oil, 2 stroke oil, ATF, Gun lubes and almost anything oily. If I didn't have the Stabil fogging oil, I would probably use 2 stroke oil because it is fairly thick and sticky and should be safe and compatible with the rest of the engine components.


18 Honda CR-V - Mobil-1 AFE 0w-20
17 Ram 1500 SLT - Napa Synthetic 5w-20
14 Yamaha Super Tenere - Mobil Delvac 15w-40
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