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I have two tractors, a Ford 5000 and a Farmall C. The Ford was built in 1965, the Farmall in 1948. Of course, both have carburetors.

I am thinking that the best practice, after using either of the tractors, is to close the shut-off valve to the fuel strainer while the engine is idling, thus depriving the carburetor of fuel which will eventually result in the engine shutting down. My reasoning is that this method will keep the carburetor clean of fuel which, if the tractor stands idle for a long period, may gum up the carburetor.

Is this sound reasoning?

Do I risk harming the engine in any way by doing this?
 

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Its the perfect way to shut off a petrol powered engine, one small caution, do not forget to turn the ignition off at the finish.
 

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I turn my gas off at the sediment bowl, but do not always let the machine run dry unless I know it will be not used for a long time.
 
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