I recently bought a benik kart with a mini rok engine for my son. Since we are in New York we wont be using it for a couple of months. I was wondering what is the proper way to store it in the winter. Is it as easy as just run it out of fuel or is there more I should do.
You can just run the fuel out and it will be fine, if you want to do more:
Pull the fuel line off and start the engine. After a few seconds spray wd40 in the gas inlet of the carb then let it run out of gas as you choke it to keep the rpms down.
Then take the spark plug out and pour in 1/2 a cap full of ATF, Marvel Mystery oil or just motor oil with the exhaust port closed, give it a minute to run out to the cylinder walls then turn it over a few times by hand. Don’t use too much oil.
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