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The vehicle shuts itself down after its been running for a while what is the cause of this?

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Which if 3 engines is it.?
stalls, there are over 50 ways to get a stall.
but in pure physics less.

1: lost 12vdc power to the EFI systems.
2: engine bad, got hot and lost compression.
3: lost spark, test spark
4: bad fueling too much or too little.

we do simple tests to find it in that order.
got tools?

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