I filled up the tanks with fresh fuel today. Just need to put the blade back on the Ariens mower and everything is ready to go for the spring season.
A dose of Quickshot SE goes into both tanks to stabilize the fuel and keep ethanol in suspension.
The 44ml pillow packet of AMSOIL Saber™ Synthetic 100:1 Pre-Mix 2-Cycle Oil is the perfect size for my string trimmer. I use it with 4L of fuel which is roughly a 90:1 ratio which lasts me all summer in that tiny engine.
The second time I went to mow the lawn with our Ariens mower it had a hard time starting and sputtered to a stop shortly after starting. When I opened the fuel tank to take a look it was empty. That was unexpected since I filled it a week earlier and barely use any fuel to cut my lawn.
So I got a carburetor rebuild kit and two feet of fuel hose from Cliffs to rebuild the carb and replace the fuel line. There was a few rough spots in the fuel line when I inspected it – a nick or two near the finned combustion chamber. I did notice the oil level seemed to be creeping up slowly. I had a feeling the oil was being contaminated with fuel so that had to be changed.
This was a great time to put in some AMSOIL 10W-30/SAE 30 Synthetic Small Engine Oil.
Continue reading Ariens Leaking Fuel
My AMSOIL dealership has been activated and I’m open for business. Just started working on getting a website going tonight.
I’ve got a few jobs planned for the Outlander and need to get the Ariens gas line replaced as it is leaking all over the shed. There hasn’t been a big rush since it has rained for the past two weeks. But the lawn is getting to be about knee high now and that mower is going to have to work this weekend.
Look forward to some more posts about my small engines and how I use AMSOIL products to keep them running.