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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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It runs fine for 30-40 minuites and then it sputters and

Customer Question

it runs fine for 30-40 minuites and then it sputters and kills
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: about 4 years
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes I cleaned the carb several times and replaced the head but it still does it
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not that I can think of
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 days ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 days ago.

Make and model? When it dies how long before it will restart?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
briggs and Stratton 8.5 HP 15A114-0116-E1
it restarts in a minute or two, but it dosent stay running very long unless you let it sit until its cold
you can keep it running a little longer with no load if you put the choke on
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 days ago.

Make and model? When it dies how long before it will restart?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 days ago.

Gravity feed from tank to the carburetor? Is the fuel cap venting? If you loosen the fuel ca will it stay running? Vent should be hole in fuel cap. If engine looses spark and has to cool before it will restart, the coil could be bad.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
the fuel cap vent is fine but I will check the coil thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 days ago.

OK>