Here are some quick tips to help ensure that our snow blowers start fast, run smooth, and always have plenty of power to get the job done!
Snow Blower Tip #1 Add Sea Foam to every fresh tank of fuel
Unprotected gasoline degrades quickly and snow blowers often go several weeks without use. By adding Sea Foam to every tank of new fuel you can eliminate the three most common snow blower engine problems:
- HARD STARTS: Sea Foam helps engines start fast by holding a fuel’s flashpoint. Sea Foam helps to protect fuel from evaporation and the loss of light ignition vapors.
- HESITATION/LOSS of POWER: Sea Foam helps keep your engines running clean & smooth by preventing or dissolving the formation of gum and varnish residues that restrict carburetor passageways.
- WEAR and CORROSION: Sea Foam is always protecting engine parts from wear and corrosion by adding petroleum lubricity to the entire fuel system.
Snow Blower Tip #2 How to overcome a gummed-up carburetor
Fresh fuel with Sea Foam Motor Treatment is the key! It only takes a few weeks for ignition vapors to evaporate and for gum and varnish to form in fuel. Whether your snow blower is a 2- or 4-stroke, virtually all snow blowers have a carburetor intake. Carburetors are vented to the atmosphere so they’re particularly prone to sticky fuel gums.
If your engine won’t start or runs rough, try this or go to our HOW 2 Instructions menu:
- remove the old fuel from the tank, then drain the fuel from the carburetor (usually a screw)
- add a cleaning dosage of Sea Foam to an empty tank followed by a small amount of fresh fuel
- with Sea Foam mixed in the tank fuel, rope pull/crank or press your primer bulb 3 or 4 times to draw the fresh fuel and Sea Foam into the carburetor
- then let the engine sit overnight to allow the Sea Foam to dissolve any fuel residues from the carburetor (older or excessive gum/varnish may need to soak two to three days)
Once the engine starts, the Sea Foam in the fuel will continue to clean and help restore lost engine performance.
Snow Blower Tip #3 Engine Storage
When ready to put away your snow blower for several months:
- with a low tank of fuel, add at least 1 to 3 ounces of Sea Foam to the tank
- run the engine for at least 5 minutes for the high Sea Foam concentration to work through the carburetor and chamber areas, then shut off
- remove the spark plug and spray a burst to coat the cylinder cavity
- if you prefer a filled tank, add a mix of Sea Foam and fresh fuel (1 ounce per gallon minimum)
With Sea Foam in the tank and carburetor, and Sea Foam Spray in the chamber area, the entire fuel system is protected and lubricated for long term storage!
Always remember: Sea Foam is made from highly refined petroleum. It cannot harm an engine and you cannot add too much to fuel. In fact, the more Sea Foam you add to fuel, the better it cleans and protects!