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It heats up it dies after 30 min. will not restart until you release pressure and wait for 30 min. had this problem on older with carb. we used to call vapor lock it is acting same but this is fuel injected 3800 series II motor a head scratcher if ever I saw one

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First pull crank sensor out and check for cracks,if you see any cracks replace the sensor.If any oil gets inside the sensor it causes a short and loses its signal then after the oil drains back out of the sensor it will start.

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