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Old 10-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ryland View Post
I've had gas that was just over a year old sitting in a gas can not work in a lawn mower so my family has taken to tagging and dating gas cans when they get filled so we don't end up with gas that is years old.
It's not the gas. As I mentioned, I have some stored gas that is older than that, and it works fine.

What probably occurred is that you left enough gas in the tank and/or the carb (over winter) for it to create residue and clog the carb. Also, if the machine is getting older, it might have been due for a carb clean out anyway, and it was coincidence that the carb happened to poop out when you put gas in it.
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