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Re: Maintaining an outboard

Originally Posted by mombemoo View Post
Outboard mechanic here... this is an extreme example of a dirty carb, but keep in mind it only takes a tiny piece of dirt to clog the fuel passages.
Oh yes, "been there, done that". As Christian did/does, I "fiddled" with 2 stroke off road motorcycle carbs for 30years. The one in the picture doesn't look all that bad. Before ethanol gas, we seldom drained. One of the most common problems was sand & mud in the bowl after submerging the bike in a fast flowing river in the winter.

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Re: Maintaining an outboard

have a picture of that but dont want to hijack anymore...basically had a filter completely plug up with sand...but the damn bike was a honda so it just kept running! jajaja

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Re: Maintaining an outboard

Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
I like that idea of a clear filter but do you have a link to an appropriate part?

I know the engines are fussy about the micron size and maybe other things?
I used the Sierra 18-7723 fuel filter. West Marine has them.

It fit right where the other one was, under the cowling. And the old hoses fit just fine. Remember to buy a couple hose clamps too.


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