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  1. Liked this: Outdoors what is the fluid in my new lawn tractors gas tank? It smells like starter fluid.

    Kevin's right, except at the factory they use kerosene to test the engines. They use kerosene because it isn't going to gum, varnish, absorb water, or break down in the time between manufacture and sa…
  2. Liked this: Outdoors what is the fluid in my new lawn tractors gas tank? It smells like starter fluid.

    All engines are test run at the factory before they leave for the stores or distribution warehouses. My guess is the smell is probably a small amount of fuel stabilizer that was added to the tank befo…