SailNet Community - View Single Post - Tohatsu troubles
View Single Post
Old 07-08-2013
T37Chef's Avatar
T37Chef T37Chef is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,442
Thanks: 74
Thanked 41 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 9
T37Chef will become famous soon enough
Re: Tohatsu troubles

Originally Posted by nauticalrich View Post
I will never never never buy any product made by Tohatsu. They are crap.
Got rid of it and bought a Suzky 2.5 four stroke. Believe it or not, same problem. This time I took it back to the dealer and the factory replaced the Carb. Finally it worked.
I believe it because its not the engine, its the fuel, ethanol that is. You proved it yourself in your statement highlighted above.

I have not had my Tohatsu 9.8 for long, three years, but I am very satisfied with it. They also make the small Mercury and Nissan's, just different labels and some minor differences.

In any of the smaller engines using something like Sta Bil and running it dry will pretty much eliminate any issues with starting or idle/running...if long term storage such as winter, I would also drain the bowl.

I'll mention it again, there is really no need to waste $80+ on a mechanic, the carb on the Tohatsu is so easy to clean its silly. Cant say the same for Honda.
Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist

1982 Tartan 37 CB - Hull #358

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by T37Chef; 07-08-2013 at 07:27 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook