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    Running Carbs Dry For The Winter

    I have Stabil in the gas and ran through the carbs now. Is it a good idea to also run the carbs dry by closing the fuel selector.

    '05 SX-R

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    Mike

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    Re: Running Carbs Dry For The Winter

    Iím pretty sure there is a drain on them. They are kinda weird because there really isnít a bowl



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    Re: Running Carbs Dry For The Winter

    Dont run dry.

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    Re: Running Carbs Dry For The Winter

    The other issue with running dry is that the fuel pump is on the carb and if that is dry for a couple months it will become brittle and crack


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    Re: Running Carbs Dry For The Winter

    I would also put some seafoam in the gas and run it for 15 min


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    Re: Running Carbs Dry For The Winter

    There are mixed reasons both to run dry and to not run dry. Ethanol is NOT GOOD for metal specifically brass and aluminum in carbs. It is corrosive, attracts water, and leaves behind nasty deposits with it evaporates. The deposits can plug jets, etc. If your fuel has any ethanol it should be run out of your carbs.

    Premix fuel with oil in it does not age well, and should be run out of the carbs also. The oil residue left behind will keep the rubber parts soft.

    Good fuel, with no ethanol or premix will age ok over winter and can be left in. BUT, if there is a chance you may not get to run next season, run the carbs dry.
    2, 1998 TS 770 L, restored and running great. (Except for the one with engine that SBT put the WRONG crankshaft bearing into and is now sitting as I collect repair parts)

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