Beware webercarbsdirect.com

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Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby Dartheyeball » Thu May 21, 2015 4:20 pm

I recently bought a Weber 32/36 from webercarbsdirect.com. It seemed to be a good price and the site really looked like they were an authorized Weber dealer. Needless to say, I discovered my carb was a knock off when I called Redline to get some replacement jets. They asked me some basic info on my carb and then I was informed that it was not a genuine Weber. I did call webercarbsdirect and they assured me that, that wasn't true. Needless to say, I am having some issues with my carb, and have already begun looking for an authentic Weber 32/36 to replace it with. Since I want to turbo my truck, I definitely don't want any issues with a substandard carb.

I've included a link that I found that was better at explaining this than I.

http://genuineweber.blogspot.com/

It was an expensive lesson, but I'm glad I learned it before I progressed further with my turbo build.
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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby JoeIsuzu » Thu May 21, 2015 5:16 pm

I've seen similar stories on the LUVTruck.com forum. Thanks for sharing this, and I"m making it "sticky" at least for a while.

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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby Dartheyeball » Thu May 21, 2015 8:02 pm

I just wanted to prevent other people from going through the same thing and wasting their time and hard earned money. Of course if I wanted a Weber branded Solex carb sourced from the US or China, then this would be my place. I believe instead of a 32/36, I actually got sold a 34/34 according to the two Weber reps I talked to. In the short time that I have had my carb, the throttle linkage has started to randomly stick and the fast idle mechanism seems to be coming apart. Hope this helps someone else. Thanks!
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Postby OzarkDaredevil » Thu May 21, 2015 10:03 pm

There's mountains of cheap Chinese knock-off products coming into the US (and other countries) every day. Car parts, food, clothing, household items, etc, etc. Kinda scary.
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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby hagasn » Thu May 28, 2015 8:14 am

hmm.. I had the same issue with my Weber. I just removed the fast idle linkage. the Weber looked authentic boxed up and brand new when delivered. they actually sell a bearing for the throttle linkage some where online to fix this problem it must be a common issue
i am the original owner of a 91 Isuzu pickup. the rebuilt motor was bored .040 over with a Calmini camshaft and gemini turbo kit with intercooler. power to the wheels is handled by a centerforce gold clutch.

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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby lindemannt » Fri May 29, 2015 2:10 pm

It's really easy to tell if it doesn't have made in Spain cast into the body of carb it's a knockoff. A sticker that says weber it's a fake.
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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby hagasn » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:35 am

i took the chance to install new throttle shaft bearings. pretty straight forward. the action seems smoother
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i am the original owner of a 91 Isuzu pickup. the rebuilt motor was bored .040 over with a Calmini camshaft and gemini turbo kit with intercooler. power to the wheels is handled by a centerforce gold clutch.

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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby Dartheyeball » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:31 pm

I installed the same kit on the second weber 32/36 that I bought. Performance was much better and my truck runs so much better.
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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby hagasn » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:14 am

I lost the throttle shaft nut "showing off" after work. make sure you use you some loctite when installing this nut. just saying.
i am the original owner of a 91 Isuzu pickup. the rebuilt motor was bored .040 over with a Calmini camshaft and gemini turbo kit with intercooler. power to the wheels is handled by a centerforce gold clutch.

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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby Mjsluv » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:19 am

I looked up weber carbs on Wikipedia and they plainly state the north american distributors, one of such, peirce manifolds is who i ordered mine from through amazon, a little pricey but im sure it will be worth it in a couple days when i get it, i cant wait! Replacing the 40 year old original hitachi, it finally quit.

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Re: Beware webercarbsdirect.com

Postby Mjsluv » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:46 pm

if anybody cares, i got my weber 38/38, had to use a spacer to get the backwards fuel inlet to clear the thermo housing, but runs awsome, found out the plug my dad made 20+ years ago for the air pump vacuum port on the manifold had rotted and was a huge vac leak, so the original carb is still good except the secondaries never opened, lol. a little tuning and my truck rips now!, time for the gear bump (s10 rearend)