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bhs91

tips for starting snowblower when very cold

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Just tried to start my snowblower this AM, ran fine yetserday, and today it would turnover, but never did start. What are some things that I can do to help make sure it starts. I store it in the garage, use premium gas, treat it with the new stabil, what else can i do. should I plug in the battery if it is really cold, just on a slow trickle, set a lamp of some sort near the engine? Any tips would be great.

Thanks,

BHS

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Obviously if it can be plugged in to warm the block up would help. Not sure how many models offer this. If it doesn't have that capability and depending on if you can fit it on somewhere, you could get one of those magnetic block heaters to help keep the engine warm. Heat tape may work as well but you just have to be careful as to not wrap the heat tape over itself.

When all else fails, a quck shot of starting fluid into the air intake.

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Switch to a Cold temp synthetic oil. Runs like water in almost any temp and will make turning the engine over a lot easier. Give it time to warm up before tearing into the driveway. Make sure the engine is at full throttle when shutting down.

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When in doubt use a can of spray ether and it'll start. If that doesn't work just load it up and take it to the shop cause something's got to be boogered up.

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