Okay, I'm confused. Bear in mind, I have only had a gas powered chainsaw for a short time, (Stihl 180be) so I don't know too much. I don't process my own wood as a rule, so most of my use is for the occasional downed tree/limbs, and shortening/modifying long splits. The manual states that part of the preparation to store the equipment entails running the engine dry of fuel. From some of the posts I have read here, this is a bad idea. Who is right? Why is one practice better than the other? I do have to admit that I stopped draining the mower and tractor for the winter, as I do use them intermittently in the cold months, (chopping up leaves, hauling stuff etc.), so I use Stabil in the fuel and do not have a problem. I have also just started using Star Tron to help keep the water molecules from breaking away from the ethanol in the gas. What's the verdict? Should I be draining for long storage or not? P.S., I do not yet know how to clean a carburetor.