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Stalls after strting. need to depress the gas to start it

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The fuel pump pressure is bleeding down, this is not supposed to happen, the fuel pump has a check valve built into the out or pressure port, when this check valve ball starts leaking u get air in the lines and need to press the gas to help bleed it out, u will need to replace the fuel pump.

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