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Wont stay running

Cranks after much pumping and feathering gas peddle,runs good for a few minutes then doesnt want to idle.have to plugg carb with ragg to get to start again.is there adjustment or do i have vaccum issue?

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  • oglesby Nov 07, 2008

    will give that a try and,find out if that was helpfull. many thanks! had not thought of intake leak figured we plugged vaccum wrong or had it maladjusted.thanks again.

  • oglesby Nov 11, 2008

    thank you very much.that did prove to be the problem.will have new gasket in a.m. and be back on the road for another 200+ thousand miles,many thanks again.

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THIS SOUNDS LIKE A INTAKE MANIFOLD VACUUM LEAK. TO CHECK THIS GET A CAN OF CAR SPRAY AND SRAY AROUND THE INTAKE GASKET WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, IF THE ENGINE HAS A LEAK IT WILL START RUNNING OK WHILE THE YOU ARE SPRAYING.

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