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Engine turns over strong but wont start.....sprayed starter fluid inside air intake and it started,,,so i know spark is good...runs great when it is running just wont start...no fuel supply obviously but what?

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One answer is lack of compression in the cylinders,normally associated with high miles.
could also be valve seats/spark plug gap/dirty air filter,there are a few more but start with the cheapest to diagnose and work up.....

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