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1988 Buick century will start but wont stay running for long. Stalls out every few minutes/miles. Any suggestions on what the issue could be?

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Ok,sounds like a fuel issue,otherwise it would'nt start at all. you may have a bad fuel pump,or a clogged fuel filter,or a bad pressure regulator on the fuel rack. the cheapest thing to replace is the fuel filter. the fuel pump has to pump 180 lbs of pressure to the engine for it to run right.you can have it pressure read if you choose. or it may also be bad gas,water in fuel,in that case if you suspect bad fuel {water} clear rubbing alcohol added to your gas tank,1 bottle of clear,not green ,will dry up the water in fuel in about 30minutes. or if you suspect a clogged fuel injector or injectors,you can add sea foam to your gas tank to unclog them in running time,about 20minutes. your issue is most likely the above mentioned solutions.

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