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post #12 of Old 06-21-2013
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Re: Tohatsu help

The ethanol dries out and makes a very sticky glue. It will also stick up a float needle and result in a no run at all condition. Do dry out the carb by pulling off fuel line or shutting fuel off to kill when parking. I have had it stick up a float needle over night. Wet (old) fuel makes it worse as etnanol has a certain affinity for water. Fiberglass fuel tanks are also a no-no with ethanol. I have seen it happen with three different motors. (Willy's Jeep, Stihl chainsaw, and Merc 7.5 outboard)

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