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Re: Tohatsu troubles

Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
I heard that plastic gas tanks deteriorate and clog carbs.

I can only speak from my own experience of having plastic tanks on many motorcycles and outboards for over 40 years. the only fuel related problems I have had were related to forgetting to drain the carb for long periods of time.

There are probably many different types of plastic tanks so it may be a possibility? If they deteriorate you could probably see the debris in the tank or they may start to leak?, which would be very bad, especially with a permanently mounted tank.

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