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How to Jump Start a Stubborn Snow Blower

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Before you give your snow blower an undeserving swift kick for not starting, take a good look inside your gas tank first.

Every Spring, I religiously drain the gas tank on my snow blower, so the carburetor doesn't gum up.

This Spring was no exception.

However, when the first snow came, I committed a major sin.



Instead of getting fresh fuel from the gas station, I stupidly added last year's left over gasoline into the tank.

I pulled the cord dozens of times, and the snow blower did absolutely nothing.

I'll admit it. I was lazy... and my snow blower didn't start when I needed it most.

Old gasoline is not much different than adding a pitcher of water into the tank.

Basically, the gasoline lost its spark. It needed a shot of high octane energy to ignite it again.Fuel Revitalizer

Instead of draining the tank, I mixed about 6 ml of "Briggs & Stratton Advanced Formula Fuel Stabilizer" with the gallon of old fuel.

While some people may be skeptical, the product actually worked. My snow blower fired up and ran fine.


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