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I have a x500 with 330 hrs on it. After 30 minutes or so,

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I have a x500 with 330 hrs on it. After 30 minutes or so, the engine revs a few times then stalls out. I have to wait until it cools before it can be started again.
New plugs, air filter, fuel filter - any suggestions?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. First thing to check is if you have spark at the plug right after it dies. A faulty coil will loose spark when it gets hot

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have not checked that, I will try to replicate it and see
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

Well just get a spark tester and check for spark right after it dies . Alot of times spark or compression cause this

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't have a spark tester. can I just pull the plug away and look for a spark while cranking? .any other items I can check?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I just tried to start it to get it hot, but had a hard time starting it. after running a few minutes, the engine revs and dies, revs and dies, then stalls out
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

Sounds more carburetor related . What motor does it have ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Kawasaki FH721V
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am pressed for time to solve this issue. where do we stand?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

Heck your oil does it smell like gas

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

Or is thin ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
smells like gas
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

Ok don't run it the carb is leaking gas into the crankcase. It will need a complete rebuild , once you have the carb off change the oil and filter

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

When I say rebuild I mean complete , inlet valve and needlev

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
That wasn't it.
after looking at it very closely, one of the linkage rods that went to the carb had popped off
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

If your oil smells like gasoline it shouldn't

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