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Hello my name is Jeff and I have a 1978 Arctic Cat El Tigre 6000 and I took it and I pull start it and it starts great it idles a little bit high but then it dies 30 seconds later

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Fuel flow problem
could be low float level , blocked fuel lines , blocked fuel tap, blocked filter at the tap in the tank
it indicates that the fuel level in the carby is high enough to start but then drops down as the fuel is not being replaced quick enough--
that in turn makes it run lean and so the rpms goes up
the faster the rpm's the less fuel and so it stops

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