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Cant keep my mccollough airstreamIV running please help!!!!!!

Every time start it with ether, it starts and then it dies. I checked the spark plug and put tIhe right mix in it ,but it still dies and acts like it doesn't get gas. I also checked the air filter and sprayed carb and choke cleaner in it (nothing).

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First of all NEVER use ether on any 2 stroke engine . it sounds like u have a carb thats clogged but be for u do n e thing u r going to have to do a compression test on the unit .it needs to be a min of 130 psi if its below that u need to replace the piston rings and cylinder head . u might wanna get a new one if thats the case! when u have a 2 stroke its very important that the gas mixture is perfect and u have to shake the gas be for u use it . that will make the unit last 4 a long time ehter will kill the machine fast

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