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Erik posted 09-01-2001 02:17 AM ET (US)   Profile for Erik  
Where on the net can i find nissan/tohatsu dealers?
Tsuriki BW posted 09-01-2001 02:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW
SuburbanBoy posted 09-04-2001 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
I purchased mine from this dealer:



SuburbanBoy posted 09-04-2001 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     

david in boston posted 09-04-2001 02:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for david in boston  Send Email to david in boston     
I got my 70 tohatsu at Houma marine last year as well. no problems.
Erik posted 09-04-2001 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Erik    
Yes thats who im dealing with right know. Negotiating shiping to the Virgin Islands. I've been hearing that some nissan/tohatsu outboards has carb problems, dount know how true that is but i hope not. Then it does help that out of 4 tohatsu powered boats in my area, 2 has minor problems with there carbs.
Im only getting a 18hp so at least i dount have to deal with oil injection.-Erik
david in boston posted 09-05-2001 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for david in boston  Send Email to david in boston     
Erik, funny you should say that about carb problems, I just recently had the carbs cleaned out, the jets were clogged causing loss of high end speed. hopfully will be fine now. where did you here of tohatsu problems? -David
Erik posted 09-06-2001 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Erik    
Well, couple days ago when i was at the beach with my dinghy i was talkin to a local who seem to know quite a bit about boats. I mention that I was probably gonna get a 18hp Nissan and right away he said, oh they have carberator problems a friend has one and it was geting more oil than gas cause of blockage in the carb. Then my uncle has a 21' cruiser with a 90hp Tohatsu and the bottom carb stoped working one day when we went fishing and the engine started shaking bad he had repaired on warranty, it also had alarm problems. That my only personal experence. A couple other people has mentioned that flaw to me. There are 2 people in the bay who never seem to have problems with there nissan/tohatsu's. At least the problems are a easy fix and only show up on some of there engines. Im not too worried about it.-Erik
david in boston posted 09-06-2001 09:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for david in boston  Send Email to david in boston     
Thanks for the info, that explains alot. I wonder if there is some fuel additive I could use to prevent the carb clog in the future. I think these engines were meant to be used every day and mine sits for 2 weeks at a time. -David
SuburbanBoy posted 09-06-2001 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
I own a 2001 Tohatsu 70hp. It sat for four (4) months and started and ran without incident. I normally will go out once every week or two, no problem. I use Mercury Premium Plus oil and regular pump gas. I can't speak for the model you are considering. It has been stated on this board, that Tohatsu produces the smaller hp engines for Mercury (both 2-cycle and 4-cycle). Good luck.


david in boston posted 09-06-2001 11:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for david in boston  Send Email to david in boston     
Suburban, I have a 2000 70 hp tohatsu, and it ran great the first year as well, it is only this second year that it acted up. I use OMC oil that was recomended by the Tohatsu dealer. Maybe the Merc oil is better? I was told not to mix diff. oils in the engine so will try the merc oil when the OMC oil runs out. I was also told by the Tohatsu mechanic that when the engine starts to bog down, if you engage the choke and the engine runs better, it is probably the carbs that are at fault, if it runs worse, then it is an electrical problem. Thanks for the info. David

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