Just clean the carburetor.

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Javibiza's review of Mariner 3.5hp Four Stroke

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“Just clean the carburetor.”

Written on: 28/07/2014 by Javibiza (1 review written)

Oh my god! what piece of ** i've bougth is what i thougth after reading the opinions.
Buyed on second hand, model 2010, now July 2014, first time of use, Stall, poor idle, couldn't use it.
After reading a lot, thanks everybody, just clean the carburetor with fisher nylon and carburetor cleaning spray, then used for two hours, starts first pull, good idle.
Good:
-No vibrations on handle, easy to carry for one person, easy adjustments of trim.
- Used with 230 inflatable boat, floor inflatable too, and speed is low, just go at the same speed at idle than at 60% if you can, go for a hard and fast floor.
- It cost me 300€ so very happy :)
- This one is fabricated by Tohatsu,(nissan) and selled to Mercury and Mariner (both same group) so is easy to find replacement and manuals as you can get them at 3 dealers. And Ebay.


Bad - cons:
-Maybe the fuel deposit has irregular plastic finish in the bottom (black piece that go inside the hose), had to remove all the tiny plastic fibres. Maybe this can cause that new motors just outfit the box, fail.

- Doesn't have a fuel filter and air filter is just a simple grill. I'll put a better air filter and a fuel filter considering the tiny pipes inside de carburetor.

- You got to turn two clockwise the white screw off fuel deposit cap if you got an ouside USA model, (unscrew totally for USA different cap model). I readed the manual after the first day and maybe didn't open correctly, maybe another people had this problem, maybe was just blocked carburetor.

- At idle, just at lowest idle that i used many minutes before i realized, THE WATER PUMP DOESN'T WORK FINE.
At the bottom got a hose that throw out water used to cool the motor, if you are at idle, just throw vapor, (very worried when i realized thinking that cooler lines get mired and motor head overheated.) Need to up revolutions to see water ejected and breathe.

- Doesn't have a fuel filter and air filter is just a simple grill. I'll put a better air filter and a fuel filter considering the tiny pipes inside de carburetor.

I'll post videos soon.

Ibiza, spain.

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