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Engine is hard to start when hot. Have changed out fuel filter, fuel regulator, spark plugs, and it is better but still hard to start when hot. It was hard to start when cold but has improved with these changes. Approx 105k on milage. 4 cy

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    when hot engine dies, but after a while will restart as usual, but dies again when hot.

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hot soak ,no starts 101:
which engine?, cant guess that. say it. please."name /size"
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why not use a scan tool now.?
you crank for 5 seconds, see P03xx errors. DTC'
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2: ok sparks good, i check all spark plug tips, for wet and dry or soaked in fuel.
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run on test fuel (my Model a ford, same way works.....)
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