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It sounds like the lines are hooked up correctly, otherwise you wouldn't be getting fuel flow when you prime it. It sounds like you may have an air leak in the line to your carbuerator and once the initial primer gas is used, it's not drawing a steady flow of gas to continue running the engine. check for a small leak or crack in the line.
Remove the Muffler and Make Sure the Exhaust Port is Clear. If it is, then Try to Start the engine with the Muffler Off. If it Starts and Runs Properly, then Clean the Spark Arrestor Screen in the Muffler or Replace the Muffler if Required.
Also check the gas line.There are 2 gas lines coming out of the tank. One is small and one is a little larger. There are 2 nipples on the carb, both small and 2 on the primer, one large and one small.The small line from the gas tank is the gas feed and the large one is the return. Since the primer has a large and small port, the return to the gas tank should go to the large port on the primer (this is also the "push" port on the primer). The small gas line should go to the carb "in" which the top port. The bottom port on the carb should go to the primer small port (this port on the carb is an outlet). With this configuration, the primer is pushing into the tank and sucking from the carb. The owner's manual says the primer is for removing air from the gas lines and carb, so maybe the primer is not removing gas from lines.Check out this also.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2010
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