HeadCase For My Ingersoll
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Woods of Penn
Re: Engine runs a few minutes and dies
After it dies, have you taken the carb off right away? If so, is there fuel in the bowl of the carb?
Fuel filter location and type can hinder a pump's ability to move fuel. Also, the tank screen may be clogged or corroded. Basically it creates a vacuum inside the fuel line and starves the engine similarly to plugging up the gascap breather hole. A few years back I pulled my hair out with a 220 that acted close to what you describe. After regapping the points, trying a new coil, and dismantling the carb, it ended up being the screen inside the gas tank. I snapped it off, installed a filter directly below the tank, and all was well.
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