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How Do I Choose the Best Lawn Mower Gas Tank?

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If you have been looking to restore your lawn mower to the state it was the first time you cut your lawn, then you might want to consider getting a new lawn mower gas tank. The kind of tank you decide to use is going to depend on the brand and model of your lawn mower. Before you start shopping for your new tank, make sure that you have written down the name of the brand and the model of your mower.

The best lawn mower gas tank is one that is identical to the one that came with the mower from the manufacturer. Be sure that the tank you choose is the proper one for your brand and model of lawn mower. In some cases, the year that your lawn mower was manufactured might make a difference as well. If you want a larger gas tank than the original one, make sure that it will fit on the mower. For some lawn mowers, a gas tank must be a specific size and shape or it will not fit.

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In some cases, you might believe that you need a new lawn mower gas tank when this is actually not the case. The most common reason that people believe they need a new tank is because the tank they are using is leaking. A lawn mower gas tank leak is no laughing matter, but sometimes the problem is not that the tank is leaking, but that the tank is full to the brim and there is excess fuel coming through the cap vent. If it turns out that the tank is leaking, then don't attempt to use your mower. Instead, make sure that the machine is turned off, then proceed to drain the gas and safely dispose of it.

Another common problem in lawn mowers that is often attributed to the gas tank is a clogged fuel pump. The pump is the part of the mower that will actually send the fuel from the tank to the carburetor. If you believe that the problem that your mower is having is fuel-related, you might want to clean out the pump before you decide to purchase a new lawn mower gas tank.

When it comes to replacing the gas tank, make sure that you have turned off the motor. You will also want to make sure that you have drained the fuel from the old lawn mower gas tank. All mowers and tanks are different, but you will often need only screws, the proper screwdriver and a wrench in order to install your new lawn mower gas tank.

If you have never done work on your lawn mower before, then you might want to call in a professional for help. This is nothing to be embarrassed about. As a matter of fact, if you don't know what you're doing, you can very well end up further damaging your lawn mower more. This can be a costly mistake.

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