Re: Tohatsu troubles
That's not quite accurate. Tohatsu make many small outboards, but not all. They make the small Mercurys, Nissans, and of course Tohatsus, but they don't make Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki. Not sure about Evinrude.
Letting it run dry or draining the bowl is the single most important thing you can do to keep an outboard running nicely.
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