Originally Posted by LakeSuperior
I just walked off the dock
and boat. Was running a tank of fuel through my 3 HP Yamaha two cycle outboard
. It was totally rebuilt last week for $684.46. I picked it up from the shop this afternoon. I paid $500 for it barely used 17 years ago.
My 1990's 3hp yammie was dealer serviced only once. By a yammie dealer who, I think, had never worked on an o/b smaller than 150hp. $250 later I fixed it myself - put new membranes in the fuel pump
for $20. In the abacos it was running roughly and wouldn't idle. I stopped at the local yammie repairman who was also working on a 150. Said he coudn't get to my engine
for another week, but suggested I clean out BOTH carb jets and see if that worked. I didn't even know it had two jets. But I did what he said and it's run great ever since. Engines probably going on 15+ years, all in salt water