Thanks for the details Mine'sa66. I do the same thing, I might be able to sneak out in April but it's usually May until I feel the roads are clean.I live in Maine so I'm all about winter. There's no taking it on the street after the first snow in October until the roads have been washed off by spring rains in May. Just starting it will fill the bowls back up and hopefully keep the bleeds open. As I mentioned though, I do not start mine all winter long. Startron is one of several types of ethanol conditioners that use an enzyme to break down the ethanol. When I say "heavy" I mean double-triple the recommended "dose". It is safe to do so per the label.