Introduction: How to Open and Clean an Outboard Motor Carburetor

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A clean carburetor improves the performance of your engine. This instructable will show you how to take it apart and clean it.

Step 1: Unscrew and Open

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The screws are visible on the face of the carburetor. Take them out completely and gently separate the body. Take care to avoid damaging the gasket.

Step 2: Cleansing!

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There are many carburetor cleaning products out there. They come in spray form or in a bucket. You can soak your carburetor in the wash if it's really grimy or just give it a thorough spray until you observe it to be shiny and clean.

Step 3: Reassemble

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Make sure to put all the screws and pins in the same places they came out of. ????What the hell is that arm for??? Update: It's for the electric choke!

Step 4: Remount Back to the Motor

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Replace all the screws and remember to reattach the throttle with the pin.

Step 5: You Now Have a CLEAN MACHINE!

Go enjoy your day in the water!

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