Originally Posted by sy_gilana
If you get the Merc, carry the best TCW3 Outboard oil
you can buy, spare plugs and hose it down with fresh water
regularly including under the cover.
IF you get the Yammie DO run the carb dry before a long period of no use, DO switch off the fuel
when not running. The pilot/idle jet is incredibly small (economical) and WILL gunge up with dissolved solids that will block this jet.
IF you have any starting problems, or bad idling, DO NOT adjust the idle speed to compensate, go straight to the small jet and clean it.
(my preference is the Yam)
What is involved with cleaning
the small jet In the Yamaha? Assume you're talking about the 4-stroke?
Must the carb be dismounted from the engine
, dismantled, etc? Or it that all sort-of accessible by simply removing the engine
How do you clean? Compressed air, as through a needle valve? Solvents? Both? Other?