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Posted by jaugustine on February 14, 2015, 3:18 pm

Hi Vaughn,

    Below is from my previous post.  Please comprehend what it says.

    Notice I said, "the generator started with only one pull".   This
generator was "bone dry" when I bought it new.  

   The main difference between the first time,  and later is the temperature
of the generator.   The first time, it was mild (50 degrees).  After that,
the generator was COLD.


    When the generator is COLD,  does it take a while to fill the "bowl"?


Posted by Martin Riddle on February 16, 2015, 11:27 pm
On Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:18:08 -0500, jaugustine@verizon.net wrote:

Is the OP using a summer blend of fuel or winter. There is a slight
difference that might affect starting.


Posted by jaugustine on February 17, 2015, 2:22 pm
Hi Martin,

    You brought up a logical point I never thought of.

     It is odd that Brian,  Champion support,  never mentioned that to
me when I told him about the hard starting cold generator.

   The gas I put in the generator, I bought in August or September in a 5 gal.
container for my lawn mower.   It is that gas I put in the generator.

    Do you know for a fact that a gasoline blend changes for cold weather?

         Thank You for your help,  John

Posted by clare on February 17, 2015, 5:09 pm
 On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:22:14 -0500, jaugustine@verizon.net wrote:

 It is a fact, but I doubt that is the problem.

Posted by Martin Riddle on February 19, 2015, 3:05 am
 On Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:09:28 -0500, clare@snyder.on.ca wrote:

They are adjusted for VOC I believe, so that the blend does not boil
off in the warmer weather.
You can google it, but winter blend is more volatile and has more
butane in it resulting in lower mileage, but should be easier to


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