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Old 08-18-2013, 01:30 AM
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If the battery didn't run down, the tank vent in the filler cap could be plugged. When the vent gets blocked the outside air can't bleed into the tank to replace the fuel flowing into the carburetors.

If the engine loses power and stalls, then after it's restarted it keeps stuttering and stalling until it finally quits running and won't start any more, open the filler cap and listen for air rushing into the tank.

-- Scott

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