Tech Tip 2 Carburetor Damage From storing Your ATV
Tech Tip #2
Carburetor Damage From storing Your ATV
I realize some people like to use a product like Stabil in the fuel system when storing an engine. The problem I have with Stabil is that, even though it prevents the fuel from breaking down chemically into varnish, it does little to prevent evaporation. This is the real problem because of the small quantity of fuel present in the float bowl.
My advice is to turn the fuel petcock off and run the ATV around the yard until it starts to die. Feed in some choke until the engine quits. Now the carb and jets are free from any trace of fuel (that doesn’t happen when you just drain the float bowl), your quad will hibernate peacefully and be ready for service whenever needed.