This is what I continued in another post that I have "open" and thought I should make a new post as the question that I have is different than the other post as titled. This is what I wrote in the other post as a new question pertaining to my new Craftsman Snowblower w/ LCT engine, that I purchaced in OCT '11. I'd like to keep this post OPEN if at all possible as I do have another question...This question is: Being that this snowblower is using a 208cc LCT motor(from CHINA???), the owners manual also mentions nothing about using fuel stabilizer for long period storage. The OM specificly mentions to drain/run out all of the fuel including the carb for long term storage as from season to season and mentions absolutly nothing about using a fuel stabilizer as a choice to complete draining of the fuel. I have been for a very long time, used STA*BIL in all of my small equipment during storage and have had great success doing so. ATMOF, I have had better success using STA-BIL in the small engines, than running them dry in reguards to restarting them when I do bring out the equipment in the next season. Useing Sta-Bil in the fuel has allowed me quicker starts the next season and the engines seem to also run better during those seasons. I also properly dose(1oz/2.5 gal) all of my gas cans with STA-BIL when I refill them at the gas station and use STA-BIL throughout the season(s). What is your opinion(s) guys? Can I store these new LCT motors with fresh fuel and STA-BIL instead of leaving the system dry???