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I HAVE A TECUMSEH 6.5 HP ENGINE THAT SAT FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS. THE ENGINE STARTS BUT WON'T STAY RUNNING UNLESS I PUMP THE PRIMER CONSTANTLY

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  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    Starts but will not stay running without priming it continually.



  • thenimaj May 11, 2010

    It sounds like the carburator is adjusted wrong. It should be a simple fix with a screw-driver, but it's also possible to damage an engine by adjusting the carburator up too high.

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Carb will need to removed and thouroughly cleaned.
Also you can file or clean coil where the contacts rub on flywheel.
Change your spark plug as well.

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