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Have a wheel horse 314 8 speed. Ran then would quit, but had gas and spark. 

Ran good when it ran.seems like an electrical issue. Can i disconnnect some stuff to manually start it, and bypass any cutoffs? Or switchs that may be bad?.

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Might be a clogged gas cap vent. Next time it stops, loosen the cap and see if that corrects the problem.

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3 hours ago, Joplin said:

Can i disconnnect some stuff to manually start it, and bypass any cutoffs? Or switchs that may be bad?.

:WRS:     Can you, yes! Should you remove safety switches, absolutely not! I had the same problem with my 312-8 a few years back and a new fuel cap cured it. If the vent isn't working a vacuum develops in the tank as fuel is removed.

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I have a similar problem with my c81 , difficult starting, runs & drives for a while then dies , then difficult to start again ,, my first port of call was to check the small filter in the gas tank which on inspection was clogged with rust  so removed the filter and it did run a little better so I'm now guessing that the problem may be the lift pump diaphragm may be worn and is no pulling enough fuel through .

i don't know if this would be a similar problem that you have or whether yours is electrical issues but it's worth looking into .

i removed the small bung tap from the fuel tank under seat 

good luck 

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Does is stop like you turned the key off or like it ran out of gas?  Die instantly or sputter a few and then croak?

 

Instantly suggests electrical, either spark or a safety switch.  Sputters suggests fuel.  The fact that it will start again suggest starving for fuel somehow.

Edited by DennisThornton

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