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Honda starts and dies

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04-10-13, 07:40 PM   #1  
Honda starts and dies

Can anyone help? My engine will start,but quits after about 30 seconds. Clean fuel tank, fuel bowl clean, turn gas on , fuel flows, check oil level, engine only has approx 3 hours, sat all winter, so reason clean gas tank of old fuel and carb bowl,fuel bowl.

Thanks for your help....this is a Honda gX 160

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04-10-13, 11:01 PM   #2  
Change the spark plug and try again. Report back with results. For some reason, this is a very common problems with Hondas and the NGK plugs that come with them.

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04-11-13, 05:48 AM   #3  
Take the air filter out and see if it will run longer, seems the Honda engines do not like air restrictions also.

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