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Old 06-11-2018, 03:59 PM
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Need some help I have a dle 55 first summer having it and loving it. My question is what is the maintenance on this motor when you store it away for the winner because I donít fly when its cold and I want to do the right thing for it so it will start right up next summer. The only thing I no is donít leave fuel in the tank other than that I do not know this is my first gas engine.

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Old 06-11-2018, 09:38 PM
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Take the fuel out of the tank is all I do
Old 06-12-2018, 03:37 AM
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That's all you need to do. If you use Tygon fuel line, change it every 2-3 years or when it starts to get stiff.
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Storage for winter means me putting it away on December 31st and getting it out Jan 1st

Seriously though, run it dry if you use ethanol based gas and you might want to put some air tool oil in the plug hole and flip it over a few times.
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Thanks but no I just use Premium 93 gas.
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You don't gain anything with 93 octane on these engines. Best bet is to look for regular ethanol free.
https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=OH
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Thanks for the advice but Iím going to stay with the 93 octane because I just put whatever gas is leftover in my SUV or lawnmower and I like using something I can easily get.

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