Using Fresh Fuel and Stabilizers
The best thing you can do to ensure peak performance
of your engine is to use "fresh" fuel. Your tractor's engine
will perform well with most good-quality fresh fuels
regardless of additives. Any fuel will begin to deteriorate
and evaporate over time and begin to form gum and
varnish deposits in the fuel system. Help to avoid this by
buying only enough fuel to last approximately 30 days or
add fuel stabilizer immediately.
Adding a fuel stabilizer to the fuel system is
recommended any time the tractor will not be operated
for more than 60 days. Varnish deposits may build up in
the carburetor in as little as a few weeks by using stale,
No stabilizer will work with "stale" fuel, any fuel that is
more than 30 days old. (See Preparing Engine For
Storage in the Storing Machine section for information
on adding stabilizer to the fuel.)
Filling Fuel Tank
IMPORTANT: Dirt and water in fuel are major
causes of engine performance problems. Prevent
dirt and debris from entering the fuel tank when
Fill the tank at the end of each day's operation to
help keep condensation out of the fuel tank.
Fuel tank capacity: 11 L (3.0 gal)
1. STOP engine. If engine is hot let it cool several
minutes before you add fuel.
2. Remove grass clippings and other trash from tank
3. Lift seat and remove fuel tank cap (A).
4. Fill tank with fresh fuel only to bottom of filler neck.
5. Install fuel tank cap and lower seat.
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