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It will start up and run about 10 sec. and shut off. you can crank it back op will shut back off

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    yadayada Feb 16, 2012

    What is being lost, fuel pressure or spark?

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As per Dennis's request for more info however the fuel pump relay sounds promising.

Example, FPR is priming but not contacting for running, engine will use up all primed fuel then cut out.

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