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02 Malibu sunsetter Carb?????

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WakeBoarder2009

I have a question I have a 2002 Malibu Sunsetter with the 350 Vortec motor it has a Holley Carb on it and we just got it back from the shop after 3 weeks and now they think the carb needs to be rebuilt and it’s going to cost another $200+ to do it and another week without the boat but I can get a brand new eldelbrock carb for $350 and have it tomorrow is there a difference between a marine carb and a regular carb? They both are double pump with electric chokes so would I be ok with going with the new one? Don’t know much about marine motors but to me it’s just your basic 350 motor. Thank you 

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MadMan

The difference is marine carbs have a couple additions that keep gas from spilling outside the carb and into the hull.  It's to prevent explosions.

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Michigan boarder

Stick with the marine carb, you should be able to find a marine version similarly priced.  I did a swap with these guys.  They sent me my exact same carb, rebuilt and tuned, ready to bolt on and I sent them back my old one as a core: http://flyingfishcarburetors.com/

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braindamage

I’d say go with marine. Whether you do by dealer or yourself is your call based on your carb tuning abilities, the extra cost of new vs rebuild, and the loss of a week of boat. 

Rebuild is pretty easy unless your carb has significant varnish that you need to remove. Is there a rebuild kit you can buy?

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