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Keeps coking out won't stay started.let cool off tried cleaning cab. used fuel sab nothing works

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Try cleaning the main fuel jet in the carburetor. It is the brass bolt that holds the float bowl onto the main carb body and has some very fine holes in it that are easily clogged...esp. if no inline fuel filter is used.
Clean this bolt carefully as the holes are very small.

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