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Runs about 4 minutes then pops and dies. Have

Runs about 4 minutes then pops and dies. Have installed new gas filter, air filter and plug and fresh gas

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    kevin846 May 11, 2010

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Sound to me that the Magneto Coil is going bad or has a bare wire. Seems like you are not getting good spark all the time, you can check at the spark plug end.

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