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 Post subject: Weber carb float weight
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:40 pm 
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I have been having all sorts of issues with the weber carb on my car ( DGAV 32/36 ) .... for 4 years , well the other day ( long story short ) I discovered the carb float was not , it was a sink , or at the very best neutrally buoyant ..... as in it had turned into a sponge and soaked up heaps of fuel. I noticed the difference in weight when I was checking that the float was the same as my spare. Put in the spare float and its a different car. Thing is that every time I put a LARGER jet anywhere it ran better ( still real bad but better ). The crook float looked perfect , and is made of the same stuff as the DCNF carb float ( different shape ) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Weber carb float weight
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 1:25 am 
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sunk floats is a very common issue with almost all materials used to make them. At least the plastic ones you can see the fuel inside them :beer:

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 Post subject: Re: Weber carb float weight
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 4:44 am 
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Someone Ebay was selling brass floats to suit for 19 us bucks (+ 19 bucks usps ) , cost 80 NZbucks for a plastic one here .......... Brass one on the way :) , Tell ya what tho Higgy , ...........hindsight :mad: seems so obvious now............#uckin' thing :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 10:36 am 
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Do yourself a favor Hamish if you have a gram scale around. Weight the new float and write it down in your manual.
Make checking it in the future much easier :banghead:

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 Post subject: Re: Weber carb float weight
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:32 pm 
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I have a reloading scale that measures grains , which would have done if I hadn't lent it out to Joe . Why is it that as soon as you lend something out you need it , he has my digital calipers too the bastard , so Ill probly be needin them soon :lol:

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