The simple answer: In small doses and used properly, it can be effective in hard-starting gasoline engines. But it can be bad for two-stroke or diesel engines. The real question to ask is, “Why does my engine need starting fluid in the first place?”
Thanksgiving day. While my family was gathered in my dining room, imbibing spirits and making merry, I was in the shed disassembling the carburetor on my snowblower, reeking of petroleum as rivers of gasoline flowed under my jacket cuffs and saturated me to the elbows. Here’s what happened, and here’s how to avoid it.
Depending on two-stroke equipment age, brand and owner preferences, keeping track of two-stroke oil mix ratios can be complicated. Professional lawn and landscape companies in particular face challenges when it comes to ensuring employees are using the correct mix ratio.
As my friends and family will attest, I have a wide range of interests, but small-engine repair has never been a hobby of mine. Nevertheless, because I own a little property, I’ve had to own all the basic equipment necessary to maintain it, from chainsaws to lawnmowers and snowblowers to string trimmers.
Recently, I’ve become the owner of my first boat, a used pontoon with a two-stroke outboard motor. I’ve been dreaming of fishing with my buddies out on the St. Louis River on a calm, crisp summer morning.
Chainsaws are great tools – when they’re working properly. Here are five helpful tips to keep your chainsaw cutting strong.
Here at AMSOIL, we’re always investigating ways we can help you get the most out of your vehicles and equipment. One example includes the zero-turn mowers used by landscape professionals. I haven’t used one personally, but I chatted with AMSOIL Product Specialist Josh Kimmes about his firsthand experiences operating zero-turn mowers while working for a
If you buy a new mower, trimmer, snowblower or other piece of equipment, you may find a warning in the owner’s manual to not use certain grades of ethanol-blended gasoline. But what is ethanol and what harm can it do? Ethanol is an alcohol fuel distilled from plant materials, such as corn or sugar. It’s
If you’re like me, you like things to work when you want to use them. That’s why one of the responsibilities of owning mechanical toys or tools is to take care of them. It’s called maintenance. Whether it’s a diesel truck, chainsaw or compressor, everything requires its own kind of TLC if you want it