How to Drain the Gas on a Toro 98CC Snow Blower

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The Toro snow blower makes it easy to clear snow without needing to use a snow shovel. The snow blower uses a small gasoline-powered engine. If the gasoline is old, the snow blower may not run properly. You will need to drain the old gas from the tank and refill it with fresh gas before starting the snow blower. Toro also recommends draining the gas every year when you are ready to store the snow blower for the off-season.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Drain pan
  • Turn off the snow blower and remove the key from the ignition. Locate the spark plug wire and disconnect the wire from the spark plug, using your fingers.

  • Locate the fuel shut-off valve under the engine. Turn the valve counterclockwise with your fingers.

  • Place a drain pan under the fuel shut-off valve.

  • Locate the hose clamp that secures the fuel line to the shut-off valve. Loosen the clamp with a screwdriver and slide the fuel line off the valve.

  • Open the fuel shut-off valve by turning the valve clockwise. Allow the gas to flow into the drain pan until the gas tank is empty. Dispose of the old gas according to your local regulations.

  • Close the fuel shut-off valve by turning it counterclockwise. Attach the fuel line to the valve and install the hose clamp. Tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.

  • Attach the spark plug wire to the spark plug, using your fingers.

Tips & Warnings

  • Allow the engine to cool completely before starting this procedure.

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