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Now, many boat owners can skip the rebuild and simply replace their troublesome old carb with a brand new Sierra carburetor and restore the performance and fuel economy of their engines.

These new carburetors from Sierra are built to original factory specs, and are not rebuilt or remanufactured products. Housings are cast from corrosion resistant aluminium and machined using Sierra’s own specially engineered tooling. Components are anodised and carefully assembled to provide season after season of reliable performance.

“There are thousands of sterndrive and inboard powered boats on the water dating back to the 70s and 80s. Up until now, carb problems on those boats had to be remedied with a rebuild kit and lots of time on the bench,” said Tom Douglass, vice president of sales and marketing for Teleflex Marine. “Our new carbs will save a lot of shop time and get boats back on the water ‘as good as new,’ maybe even better,” he added.

New Sierra carburetors are available in popular MerCarb® 2-barrel and Rochester® QuadraJet® 4-barrel models. (The new Sierra QuadraJet 4-barrel carb is the first all-new carburetor of this type available to boat owners since the 1980s.) Additional models will be available for other engines in 2013. Like all Sierra engine and drive parts, these new carbs are covered by Sierra’s limited lifetime warranty.

For more information on new Sierra 2-barrel and 4-barrel carburetors, visit: www.teleflexmarine.com.