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Sunday, 23 December 2018
Chainsaws really earn their crust at this time of year, and mine recently started misbehaving.
On Friday I took it to our local Husqvarna specialist, and asked them to tinker with the settings; it needs doing every so often, and I don't trust myself with the task.
I popped over the road to do some shopping whilst the man 'tinkered', and I returned after about 15 mins to retrieve it.
The mechanic then berated me for using old oil/petrol mix. He said I should throw it out and do a new mix. I asked how long one should keep any mix, and he said "about 3 months".
I'd had no idea that the petrol mixture degraded so quickly, the canister in which I keep mine was last filled about two years ago; my saw uses very little. I still have no idea what effect old petrol has on the small motor.
There's not a lot of the old mixture left in the canister, so I think I'll use it up; then see what difference it'll make when I re-fill in a few weeks time.
Did you know that oil/petrol mix goes off? Be warned!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!