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tohatsu 3.5 won't run without choking


I have a 2002 3.5B2 3.5HP 2cycle that I purchased used last year. Worked great for 2 outings. Died the 3rd.

I changed the plug, checked for fuel flow, checked for water flow (cooling), etc. New gas, new oil. 50:1.

It starts great with the choke on. Whenever I move the throttle up or completely turn off the choke, it dies. Sounds to me like a fuel flow problem, but the line seems to be fine into the carb. Carb spray did nothing. My guess is that I need to get a rebuild kit for the carb, but before I start looking for one and go to the trouble, I wanted to ask for some friendly advice.

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