Man I love the people at this site... always looking out for me!Take that free gas! Just don't use the final cup or so... that's where all the water settles at. That's _IF_ it has a lid, if not, run far away.
I have a 20 year old 28" YardMan 10 HP Techumseh "Snow King" engine.+
I have a Deluxe 28, not the EFI, but I do have an SHO :devil:
yes, it's electric start.
Always get an electric start if possible.
I don't know about snowblowers and how small their engines are, but a lot of motorcycles run with carbs and ethanol fuel is despised.In automobiles, I gather that ethanol causes a narrow handful of specific problems in older cars.
my guess would be aluminum oxide.
IIRC this unit had a vertical tube leading to the carb throat.
Rain, and evaporation, followed by rain and evaporation for 8 years may be the catalyst.
I pretty much emptied the gas tank in my car today, five hours of driving, will do that. I think I'll put fresh gas in my storage containers, and stabilize the gas in them.