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06-06-2007, 11:03 PM
I have an EXMarc 36 in. metro, 12.5 Kawasaki motor. I go to start the motor, it runs, then shuts off. I changed the fuel filter, cleaned out the carborator, blew out the fuel lines and I have spark. The motor will not stay running. It runs for like 3 seconds then shuts off completely. Any ideas on how to fix the problem?

06-06-2007, 11:04 PM
Obviously it's fuel related. Have a shop clean the carb.

06-06-2007, 11:11 PM
that happened to me once, I forgot to open the fuel switch after cleaning the fuel filter. My fuel shutoff switch is under the gas tank. try that???

David Hartzog
06-06-2007, 11:29 PM
relay switch 100%

06-07-2007, 12:22 AM
I have seen this on engines with electric start and fuel solenoids. The key switch would open the solenoid and start the engine but when the key switch was released back to the run position the power to the fuel solenoid would not be there. Bad key switch . Check for power at the fuel solenoid if this engine has one.

06-07-2007, 06:43 AM
Forgot to say its a pull start

06-07-2007, 09:06 PM
Post the spec. numbers off the white bar code label on the engine block near the dipstick tube.

06-08-2007, 06:46 AM
I fixed it YAHHHHHH the needel valuve was stuck