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Hard starting loading up with gas in cylinders when it does start it blowes white smoke runs a couple min. than dies wont start for at least 15min.

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Float valve in carb is leaking fuel into engine. It ususally gets in the oil,too, when this happens. clean float valve and change the oil. Or put a shutoff valve in the fuel line and close it everytiime you park it (not a good solution but it works.)



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