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Mothballing Small Engines for Storage.

mothballing small enginesOver the years, I have learned about mothballing small engines the hard way.  Years ago I failed to mothball engines correctly, just shutting them down and forgetting about them.  Several years later I attempted to start them and ended up taking them to the repair shop. It was not a cheap experience.

Since then if I am going to let an engine sit for any length of time I am careful to mothball it.  My limit is about 90 days, anything over that and I mothball.  Since I have been doing that, I have not had any further problems.

I mothball two and four stroke engines slightly differently. …

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