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engine stops running


Vehicle Information: Model: 912e; Year: 1976; Body Type: Coupe; Engine (type, size, modifications): 2 liter 914 engine CA EPA equipment removed; Total Mileage: 120K mi;

My 912e is used only occasionally. The car may sit for up to four months without being run. I disconnect the battery when I am going to be gone and put it on a trickle charger on return. The battery charges up fine. The car turns over fine, the problem is the car seems to run great for some period of time (this can vary from 1 hour to 2 days) and then it just won't start. There seems to be no power to the starter motor like the battery is dead. The interior lights appear to work but the radio won't. Once it turned over fine, got 100 yards from the house and then went dead. I have had it towed two times now. Always, after at least a days wait, when the mechanic went to start the car it turned right over. I have the oil changed and the engine tuned once a year.

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