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Old 05-31-2007, 01:51 PM
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P/N for Holley Carb on 1988 Prostar 190 w/351

I am trying to find a good source where I can order a new replacement carb for a 1998 Prostar 190 with the 351 engine and am wondering approximately how much a new carb costs compared to a rebuilt one. I have seen other threads reference a model 4160 but how can I tell if that is the correct carb model for my boat? Also, do you need a mechanic to install and fine tune or should it work well just as a bolt-on replacement? The boat has 370 hours original and has only been cranked a few times each year for the past 6 years spending most of the time in my driveway. I don't want to get into trying to rebuild the carb since I am sure many of the parts are gummed up and I don't have the expertise to do this. I am sure the carb is the problem b/c after running wide open and backing off the throttle the back barrels keep dumping fuel to the point where it is sitting in the the rear barrells. Even after the boat is off you can still see fuel dripping into the rear bowls/barrels/whatever they are called. Thank You.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:06 PM
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Check here, http://www.skidim.com/products.asp?dept=1115
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:08 PM
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4160 is the way to go. I put a new 4160 on my '87 in January. Just bolted it on with a new gasket, and good to go. Runs great, with no adjustments required. Available at skidim.com, or you can probably search around a bit and save about $50. I paid around $425, if I remember right.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:11 PM
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Discount Inboard Marine is a good supplier and will get you the proper marine carb. However, they also sell renew kits and other associated items for this unit. Doing a carb renew for your unit is not difficult, you don't have to understand every little nuance of its operation for a successful outcome. With so few hours on the boat, it would be a shame to just chuck a unit for the sake of a few gasket replacements and a good soaking in carb cleaner. I would recommend getting a catalog for the above company, the renew kit, bowl screws, and a Holley rebuild manual. Set you back 70 bucks? Or buy a new unit for 500? They become less mysterious with a rebuild.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:09 PM
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Before you go spend $500.00 on a new carb I'd suggest, as the above poster did, that you take a shot at 'refreshing' your current one. It's not that likely that the carb is shot, it probably just needs new gaskets and an adjusting. Here's a short article that walks you through the rebuild process. It's not that hard and the kits are cheap, less than
1/10th the cost of a new unit.

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http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/1...lley/index.php

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Old 05-31-2007, 08:18 PM
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http://bpi.ebasicpower.com/c/IND4/Fu...tem+for+Indmar

check this link out also,the have all indmar parts instock and they are cheaper then skidim!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:48 PM
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Thanks for the link, I am considering attempting the rebuild although one of the steps mentions using some locktite on the 8 screws connecting the base plate to the body so they don't vibrate loose and fall in the engine. Is this anything to worry about, can I screw up the engine if the rebuild is not perfect? 2nd question: Holley says my carb is discontinued (E8JL 9510-CA LIST 50463) and the replacement would be the universal marine calibrated 4160 (p/n 0-80551) which apparently has a side entry fuel inlet. My current carb has the 45-degree fuel inlet. If I replace my carb with the universal do I just need to order a new flexible fuel line or 90-degree adapter?
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:04 PM
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Call Ski Dim. Replaced our carb this spring. They were very helpful. Rambo Marine may have the fuel line if you need one.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:58 PM
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The danger of your engine inhaling a screw is pretty minimal. You'll see what they are talking about when you take the carb apart, if that's the route you choose. They are really quite simple to work on. When you put those particular screws back in just put a dab of lock-tite on them and make sure they are tight and you will have no problem. As for the fuel line, I'm not sure what you would need. It's not a huge expense to have a flexible line made up if you need it.

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Old 06-20-2007, 08:13 AM
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The 4160 that skidim sells is calibrated for ski boats, and has the 45 degree fuel inlet. It is a simple bolt on replacement.
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