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MFS8CS Tohatsu 8 hp 4-Stroke EFI

MFS8C/9.8C(W) is now upgraded to EFI system from previous carbureted model. EFI system will improve startability, stability at idle and fuel efficiency. Moreover, EFI system will eliminate the hassles experienced with carbureted models, such as clogging and overhaul of carburetor because of ethanol fuel related issues. Provided in a wide variety of options and the Beluga White color option for the first time, MFS8C/9.8C(W) will meet whatever configuration you need for your boat.
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Price :

Regular Price: $3,429.00

Special Price $3,189.00


Regular Price: $3,429.00

Special Price $3,189.00

Additional Information

Colour Midnight Blue
Horsepower 8 hp
Engine 2-Cylinder
Displacement 209 cc (12.8 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke 55 x 44 mm (2.17 x 1.73 in)
Max. RPM Range 5,300 - 6,200
Starting Manual
Control Type Tiller Handle
Gear Shift Forward - Neutral - Reverse
Gear Ratio 2:08:1
Propeller Selection Range 5" - 9.5"
Propeller Inlcuded Standard Feature
Shaft Lenth Short (15")
Integral Fuel Tank No
Oil Type NMMA Certified FC-W® 4-stroke oil SAE 10W-30/40 (SF, SG, SH, SJ)
Oil Capacity 27 fl oz. (800 mL)
Fuel Type Unleaded Gasoline
Fuel Tank 3.2 US Gal. (12 Lit) External Tank
Dry Weight (base model) 85 lbs / 38.5 kg
Alternator Output Not Available
12V Charging Optional Feature
Electronic Fuel Injection Standard
Direct Fuel Injection Not Available
Digital CD Ignition System Standard Feature
Start In Gear Protection Standard Feature
Thermostat Controlled Cooling System Standard Feature
Through-The-Prop Exhaust Standard Feature
Shallow Water Drive Standard Feature
Oil Pressure Warning Standard Feature
Power Tilt Not Available
Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty


Lightest 2-Cylinder 8/9.8 hp MFS8C/9.8C(W) is the industry lightest EFI within the 8 to 9.9hp range. At a weight of starting weight of 85lbs (38.5kg), weighing 12lbs less than the closest competitor’s EFI model. The new generation of MFS8C/9.8C(W) model lineup is engineered to be EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) for the first time in 200cc class. The battery-less EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) model is the lightest 2-cylinder 8/9.8 hp on the market, with upgraded features from its predecessor. In addition to upgrading this model to EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection), Tohatsu has applied various key features from all other portable outboards within the company’s product range. The EFI system will provide consistent starting, stability at idle and fuel efficiency. Additionally, the EFI system will eliminate the hassles experienced with carbureted models, such as clogging and overhaul of carburetor because of ethanol fuel related issues. Water cooled fuel pump is now a standard feature on MFS8C/9.8C(W) to offer consistent starting, stable idling and optimal running. The center of gravity has slightly shifted toward the front of the outboard reducing the manual tilt effort by 19%. Certain MFS9.8C models are now available in two color options; Aqua Marine Blue and Beluga White. Clear fuel filter with floating indicator ring provides detection of water in the fuel system. Tool-free quick drain valve allows for easy serviceability.

If mounting directly to a boat transom
Measure from the top of the transom down to the bottom of the hull or keel (lowest point). Measure the area of the transom directly where the engine will be mounted.

If using an auxiliary mounting bracket
With the bracket in the down position, measure from the top of the bracket’s mounting surface down to the bottom of the hull or keel (lowest point where engine will be mounted). Tip: For most auxiliary applications, it is possible to use a longer shaft length than what is called for, provided there is sufficient clearance when the engine is in the up position. This can be especially useful in heavy seas.

If measuring an existing outboard
Measure from the inside top of mounting bracket down to anti-cavitation plate above propeller (this is the largest plate/fin directly above the propeller).

Height Measurement Recommended Shaft Length
14" - 17.25" Short Shaft (15")
17.25" - 19.5" Varies (Contact Us)
19.5" - 22.5" Long Shaft (20")
22.5" - 27" Ultra-Long Shaft (25")


What does it do?
The 12V charging system allows the user to charge a 12V battery. With this option installed, the outboard engine will send charging current to the battery when the outboard engine is running. The output is variable based on engine RPM.

Who needs this option?
Anyone who has a 12V battery in their boat (for lighting or other accessories) and would like an alternative or supplemental charging method. Please note that the 12V Alternator/Charging System is NOT required to operate the outboard. This feature can be added to manual start models from 4hp - 20hp.

How much is a 12V Alternator/Charging kit for my outboard?
We offer genuine Tohatsu 12V charging systems that include a rectifier which provide your outboard with the ability to charge a 12V battery should you have the need or desire to do so. For manual start models, the add-on 12V charging system requires installation (electric start models include the system pre-installed from the factory). We recommend professional installation as the flywheel must be removed to install the charging coils. If you can not or do not wish to complete the installation yourself, any marine tech should be able to complete this service for 1 hour of labor. 

What outboard models have the 12V charging system pre-installed?
Electric start model engines automatically come standard with the 12V charging system pre-installed from the factory as well as the 6hp Sail Pro models. You simply connect the 8.2 ft positive/negative electric start battery leads (provided) to your battery.

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  2. 2) Once you have submitted the form, return to this window and add the motor to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. 3) During checkout when you get to step three "Payment Method" select "Financing (2% Discount)" and complete your order.


  • 1) You must complete your order on our website in addition to the financing form. If you do not complete your order we cannot guarantee the motor you are interested in will still be in stock once financing is approved (up to two weeks).
  • 2) Your motor will be reserved for 14 days while we wait for your finance approval. If no application is received or financing is declined by Canada Powersports Financing your order will be cancelled and the motor will be returned to inventory.


  • 1) You receive a 2% discount on financing (just like Interac e-Transfer payments).
  • 2) It can take up to 2 weeks for financing to be approved and funded. Once financing is complete the order will be shipped. Please keep this in mind if you are in a rush for your order.
  • 3) does not charge any additional fees.

Is there anything I need to do before using the outboard?
Engine oil must be added prior to use. The engine oil is drained by the factory prior to shipping. When your new outboard arrives, you simply add engine oil (amount and type are shown on page 1 of manual). The lower unit gear lube is pre-filled from the factory. No assembly is required. Even the propeller is pre-installed for your convenience. If you purchase an electric start model, your outboard will include battery leads pre-installed from the factory (battery not included). You simply connect the battery leads to your battery. Read the owner’s manual carefully prior to operation. The owner's manual contains important information regarding the break-in period, safety and proper use of your outboard engine.

Are there any differences between Tohatsu and Nissan Marine?
Tohatsu is the maker of all Nissan Marine outboards. They are identical with the exception of brand label (decals). Nissans are typically slightly higher in price as a result of the premium branding. There is no difference in features, specifications, or warranty. The only difference is the decals. If you are looking for a Nissan engine (or would like to know the comparable Tohatsu model) please contact us.

Does Tohatsu make Mercury and Evinrude outboards?
Yes. Tohatsu makes all Mercury outboards below 40hp and all Evinrude outboards up to 15hp. If you are looking for the comparable Tohatsu model please contact us.

What is the break-in procedure for my new outboard?
A break-in chart is included in your owner’s manual. Correct operation during the break-in period will prolong the life of your new outboard and will ensure optimum performance. Break-in consists of maintaining lower RPM levels and varying the RPM’s for the first 10 hours of use. Break-in should be done under a load (on your boat, not at home in a container of water).

Are Tohatsu outboards salt-water rated?
Yes. All Tohatsu outboards are designed for saltwater and freshwater use. These outboards are used by commercial fisherman worldwide and are prized for their long-term durability over years of demanding saltwater use.

Does the outboard come with engine and lower unit pre-filled with oil?
The outboards engine/crankcase are not filled with oil from the factory. You must add oil to the crankcase prior to use. The lower unit is pre-filled by the factory, however, you should check to ensure proper level before first use. To replace/add lower unit oil we recommend any SAE 80 or 90 weight oil. For additional information, see your owner’s manual on how to check or change the oil in your lower unit.

What type of oil should I use in my outboard?
Four-stroke outboards use 10W-30 or 10W-40 four-stroke motor oil. We recommend a FC-W rated NMMA (marine) certified four-stroke engine oil when available (10W-30 or 10W-40). Use of synthetic oil is not recommended in 4-stroke outboard engines. Outboards use raw water cooling systems and using synthetic oil may prevent the engine from reaching sufficient operating temperature.

What type of gasoline should I use in my outboard?
The minimum octane rating that you should use is 87, however, Tohatsu recommends using gasoline with an octane rating of 89 or higher when possible. When using fuel that may contain up to 10% Ethanol, you must use a marine grade fuel stabilizer to prevent damage to your outboard. This stabilizer must be used at all times. An automotive stabilizer may not be used as it will contain alcohol. Plugged carburetors are not covered under warranty.

Can the outboard be laid on its side?
Yes. If necessary, the engine can be laid on its side but it must be laid on the proper side. Your outboard includes a picture (decal) on the engine itself indicating which direction the engine can be laid. Please see owner’s manual for additional information on transporting and storage of your outboard.

Do electric start models have a manual start also?
Yes. All tiller operated outboards equipped electric start (30hp and below) also have the standard manual thru-cowling pull cord. You do not have to remove the cowling or do anything special. All electric start models also feature a 12V charging system as standard pre-installed equipment so engines can be manually crank started to recharge a dead or weak battery.


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