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Runs for 15 seconds then dies out.keep on pumping gas padel you can keep it running for about 10 minutes. engine sounds weak when running

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Lacckof fuel supply to the engine. Please follow the check up of the fuel , purity of fuel, fuel filter, fuel pump and settings.
Remove and clean the fuel delivery section to confirm.
If fault stays checck for the firring, intensity of the spark. If not check coils, spark plugs.
but I think the fuel can be the reason.
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I thinks its fuel pump.. but before you replce check the fuelpump pressure..

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