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Subaru starting then dying

This is a 84 subaru gl. We have replaced the fuel filters played with the carb. new fuel pump. but she just wont stay started what happens is you turn the key and she starts up real niceit runs for about 30 seconds and then it dies. you can see the rpm gage just dip and there is nothing you can do it seems to keep it running when you pour starting fluid down the carb she runs longer but eventually dies. any ideas???

I drove it the other day and it left me stranded like this. It seemed to drive a little sluggish the last time she would go it did not want to do hills and I kept having to down shift to make it up (one of them I started in 3rd and ended up in 1st and wondered if it would make the top. then when I went to restart it would not stay started.

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Sounds like carborator, have you checked the timing?

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