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I purchased a used wood splitter with 6.5 horsepower engine. I thought I had the problem solved in starting it when I found intake manifold gasket damaged. However it still boggs down when running for a short time. Runs better if cold and longer before it losses power. Shut it off and it starts fine, then boggs down with in a few seconds. Carburator and plug have been replaced. I noticed the exhaust valve clearence over spec limits. Do you have to take it apart to adjust the tappet? Engine was built in 08, a 120000 series. Also the oil has been changed since it looked more like light grease. Could there also be something internal wrong? Thanks, Dave Watters

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This sounds more like fuel flow issue to me. Fasten an external fuel supply, bypass existing filter, (use another) and see what the results are.

Fuel sometimes gels and gums up at fittings and filters.

Another test is to pull the fuel hose at the carb inlet, after the condition happens and observe fuel volume.

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