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Driving down highway when engine just stopped. Cranks, has gas, no repairs lately. Toy 4AF carb engine. Has been burning oil for last 50K miles and now has 180K. I guess things to look for are spark on plugs and fuel into carb. Long shot is timing belt since it has been working OK.

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Check all of the battery terminals and cables and check the wires on the starter/selonoid, start from the battery and follow the cable out and check all conections , clean and tighten them and if it still does it the starter/selonoid is bad and needs replacement...

Hope that helps..........

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Check the fuel pump, fuel filter and if fuel is getting to carb. If is not fuel problem, then is usually distribution, replace sparks and check distributor.

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    Ginko Aug 08, 2008

    If it has done 180k and is burning oil, then check sparks, probably some of them is covered with burnt oil and is not firing, from description the engine is getting to end of its life.

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