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Starts ok. runs for several minutes, then dies and wont restart for 5 minutes

Replaces plugs, cleaned air filter. Could it be gas cap vent?

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Replace diaphrams in carby. clean or replace filter in tank on end of fuel line Ensure fuel cap allows ventilation for running.

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