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GX 345 repeatedly dies after 2 hours

Dan Boland All,

I've got a JD GX345 with the Kawaski 20HP engine. I purchased this used from a JD dealer with ~280 hours on it. It will run great for about two hours or a 1/2 a tank of gas and then dies and will not restart. If I fill the tank back up it starts and runs fine until it's about 1/2 empty again. I've used it 5 times since I purchased it this Spring and have experienced the same issue repeatedly. I've been using fresh gas from different stations and no changes. Any idea(s)?

Thank you,

Dan

Tony Bachler HELLO: I don't know if this is of any help; I had a 318 that did the same thing. what had happened was the fuel pickup line in the tank had broken off 1/2 way down in the tank,I was ready to Take up another Hobby. Like visiting mr. JACK DANNIALS. but the line replacement fixed it better then new. hope this helps. TONY
Dave Dan - Next time it does this, just open the gas cap, but don't put any gas in the tank, and see if it will start. If it will start, it may be the gas cap's vent is plugged. - Dave
Dan Boland Jack is sounding good. Thanks for the advice Tony. I'll take a look.
Dan Boland Thanks Dave. I appreciate the advice! Take care,


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