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Starts ok lst time, then if shut off and started again in about 5 minutes it acts like it is not getting enough fuel. I do not have a gas pressure guage. I am buckholz1 password e6df2. thank you Jean

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A good starting point would be to locate the fuel pressure regulator. after you try to start it pull the rubber hose leading to the regulator if ANYTHING drips out of the hose, you need a new regulator, cheap and easy. Just a starting point

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