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    I was just performing some routine maintenance on my boat and noticed this small, seemingly very precision, piece of metal. I'm not very familiar with Outboard Motor components but is sure looks like some type of carburetor component. It has a tapered front and is broken near the back knurled area.

    Anybody know what this is?!?! Engine ran great this weekend so this is very bizarre!

    Thank you for your assistance!
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  • #2
    It looks like it came out of a tiny screwdriver set, I have one here.


    • #3
      Gee, what motor was the part found on?


      • #4
        What kind of motor?
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        • #5
          Sorry, should have mentioned motor: 1985 Johnson 90 (V4 2-stroke). Quite possible it was a tool that shook out on the rough lake conditions but it sure looks precision! Not one of my tools but I purchased earlier this summer, possible it was previous owners.


          • #6
            its a broken piece of a scratch-awl
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            • #7
              Looks like a quarter to me.


              • #8
                Looks like what Scott Danforth said, piece of a scratch-awl, OR a tip to a automatic center punch tool. Just my opinion.
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                • #9
                  No such part on a V-4 motor !!


                  • #10
                    Yup, sure does look like the Scratch Awl or Center-Punch, neither of which I have ever used on this motor. Wonder where it came from! lol

                    Thanks everyone


                    • #11
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                      Maybe the previous owner tried to use it as a drift pin and it broke and the piece could not be found until now.
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