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Old 09-15-2017, 06:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Must be the ethanol in the gas, my stuff starts right up.

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Old 09-15-2017, 09:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Must be the ethanol in the gas, my stuff starts right up.
After how long sitting unused?
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Explain hard to start, I haven't started my generator in 5 years+, if I try I have to run it dry with stabil like I did last time, so haven't even tried. I should tomorrow, the day I bought it, it wouldn't even start without cleaning the carb. I like the idea of switching it to propane just for that reason, and propane doesn't get old.
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Conversion #2



Did another one.

Somehow very satisfying. Now I want to strap an engine to just about anything I can get my hands on.

I probably mentioned it already, but don't use the choke when starting up on propane. Just push the "power button" to give it a blast of propane and leave the choke turned completely off. If you don't, it will fire once and choke immediately. That would suck to figure out without an electric start. (you'd think I'd have remembered that from last time)
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't have any problem starting stuff that has been sitting up to a year. A few things will start right up after 2 or 3 years like my echo saw.

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