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Re: Carburetor Rebuild
Mine was a simple swap. 20 hp Tohatsu, 4 years old.
I removed it and cleaned it as best I could. I could not get the lower chamber opened the evening I did this. (The person helping me burst the little bellows, but that's another matter.) It still did not run perfectly.
I bought a new carb and had it shipped to a friend's house near where we located. A few days later we were about to have dinner at a restaurant with these same friends. They showed up with the little box in hand.
It was a 50 minute wait at the restaurant for a table and the women were scattered to do some shopping. So I drove to the dinghy, dinghied to the boat, grabbed my tools, dinghied back to the shore, remove the old carb, installed the new carb, cleaned-up, dinghied the tools to the boat, dinghied back to shore, drove back to the restaurant, and met them right after they were seated.
Later that night, after arriving at the dinghy in the dark, it started right up and ran like it was new. (In spite of flipping diring hurricane Sandy.) Wife and kids were impressed.
Yes, I recommend getting a new carb.
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Last edited by Bene505; 09-05-2013 at 03:48 PM.