I've reached a point in my life where I try not to buy cheap products any longer. For exampe, rather than go to a big box hardware store to buy a weedeater, I went to a small shop, bought quality, paid more. Now I have a lot of equipment I want to maintain as long as possible, perhaps the rest of my life. This includes: generator, mower, chainsaw, weedeater, hedge trimmer. I want to learn more about preserving these items during periods of irregular usage.
I think I've learned the following:
a full gas tank prevents mositure problems
fuel stabilizer might help to prevent gummy precipitates
one manuel said to stabilize fuel run engine some, empty fuel tank, then run engine until out of fuel
Some manuals say to oil the spark plug?
I've stabilized a gallon of gas years ago, it started the spring with a gummy mess that seamed to ruin a piece of equipment. My SO is harping on using the stuff this year.
So, if you would please, share your tips and techniques for keeping equipment long lasting. Please share what you do and how long you have had stuff last.