I got into a debate yesterday regarding the proper way to shut down an old tractor at the end of the day. I'm not going to tell whose side is whose so that your answers will be impartial.
Option 1: Turn the tractor's fuel off at the sediment bowl or other pre-carburetor shut-off point, and let the machine run the carb out of gas before switching off the ignition.
Option 2: Turn off the tractor's ignition, and then shut off the fuel at the sediment bowl or other pre-carburetor shut-off point.
Option 3: Does it really matter? Please note that this opinion was given by my wife and was dripping with sarcasm... however, in spite of her best efforts, I think it also raises a valid point.
Basically this debate boils down to leaving the carburetor full of gas for extended periods of time. What are your thoughts?