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How long has it been since your engine last started up, and continued to run, to your satisfaction? This is a troubleshooting question.
Thanks for your reply. Do you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid?
Have you tried new spark plugs?
Keep in mind that an engine needs three things, in order to run. Spark, Fuel, and Compression.
You may have a blown head gasket. You stated that you have spark. The starting fluid temporarily served as your fuel. This leaves compression.
I would try a new spark plug, just to be sure.
If your valves are out of adjustment, this could be part of our problem.
I would start with a new spark plug and check valve clearances, then go from there. I will continue to work with you.
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