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Did you have trouble with the carb after laying up the engine for the winter?
It's not normal to pull carbs apart unless the engine is getting old.
If it's a newer engine, and the carb got gummed up during a winter layup, you need to run the engine dry of fuel before putting it to bed for the winter.
Run the engine, turn off the fuel or disconnect the fuel line and let the engine burn up all the fuel in the carb. It will sputter to a stop.
That way there will be no fuel left in the carb and float chamber that can evaporate and gum up the tiny orifices (holes) that meter the fuel.
I've just had a look at the owners manual for the 4,5 & 6 hp Tohatsu, it says to strip the carb every 100 hrs - nobody does that!
Just because you're paranoid ...doesn't mean they're not after you!
Last edited by Liquorice; 02-21-2011 at 12:18 AM.