Originally Posted by osprey
Have you been able to compare the carb performance to that of the MPI ? .. carbs can be reliable.
My current outboard has 3 twin choke Mikuni ... an in 10 yrs has never failed to start or given any problems.
Just wondering if the 30hp is noticeable or not.
I have a 2006 1800SR3 with the 190 carb 4.3. I haven't been in the MPI 4.3 but I've been in dozens of 5.7 with carbs. You can feel the torque difference but the little V6 (it's really not little) is does fine with the right prop. It feels every bit a "V8" though, with the right prop that is.
the 4.3 is notorious for deisling though. Mine does it all the time and it only has 63 hours on the clock.
Carbs are reliable though, they were used from the beginning of the internal combustion engine through today. Cars switched to EFI in '86 from a mandate from the Fed Gov for emission purposes.