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    Thinking about buying a weber carb? Becareful!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I looked around for a while for a good deal on a weber and found one with webercarbsdirect and bought it... turns out they are a china knock off and are not a genuine weber. on this link below it shows you how to tell the difference between the real and the fake... wish i would have known before i spent my money. that is why im sharing this with yall

    http://genuineweber.blogspot.com/

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    Maybe this should be stickied?

    Does the Chinese fake I bought have any other use before I trash it? Paperweight?

    I thought the little sticker was cheesy when I opened the box. Buyer beware! Look for the black choke mechanism, the real Weber has a white choke mechanism. If I hadn't seen this thread, I'd still be driving aroundin ignorance, thank you.

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    no problem.. i have had alot of motor issues with it running really lean and burning pistons( not saying the fake weber caused it) but i looked around about how to adjust it and found this... made me really sick!!!

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    here is my piston out of my motorClick image for larger version. 

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    Sucks, and mine has been running crazy rich since I got it. I thought maybe the jetting was totally wrong. Maybe it is just the jets but I'm not taking any chances! Into the trash it goes.

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    yeah im going to buy the (real) weber next week... im not taking anymore chances this is the second time ive killed my motor due to running lean....

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    Found this article on ID'ing counterfeit parts. I suppose the Chinese Weber isn't technically a counterfeit, just an inferior version manufactured on license. Good info about fake MSD ignition boxes. Buyer beware!

    http://www.hotrod.com/feature_storie...tive_products/

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    That's great. Guess which one I got!

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    Ha. Happens to the best of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kla94 View Post
    That's great. Guess which one I got!
    Sorry to hear that kla94, I'd like to keep assisting through PM's if you'd like, but from most of the guys who have had the same thing happen to them, these things are a nightmare to tune; they always seem to run rich.

    I ordered mine about 2-3 years ago and ordered the kit from JC Whitney. They sent the original "Made in Spain" Weber, so hopefully those are the only kits they sell. Maybe give them a try.

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    I got a stroke of luck today. Been fighting this "weber" carb for a week now. Sent ebay a message yesterday, and today got a call from a tech guy at weber. Tried to get them twice and even left my number, guess if you tell them that you want a refund through ebay, they pay attention! They tech was super nice though. Turns out that the add on ebay claims that the kit I ordered would work with my auto trans and it really doesn't. The tech told me that he has seen this numerous times and since the add was wrong to send the carb back with a note that said I had spoken to him and that a would receive a full refund, even though I had installed the cab and started the car. So we will see what happens. Now, I am going to get a REAL weber.

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    if you get the real weber kit, be sure it comes with the automatic kickdown adaptor linkage for the cable kickdown. that is a critical part of the kit as you found out, and can ruin the tranny if not setup properly.
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    Even though I got a generic weber, it was supposed to work with the auto trans. That's the whole reason that I'm getting a refund. It was wrong on the add on ebay.

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    a generic weber will work, but you must have the linkage adaptor - most resellers don't know that adaptor exists.
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    Since they are giving me a refund, gonna get the real deal now. I'll have more questions I'm sure. Thanks for all the help guys. I'm determined to get this thing going!

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    ask away if you have questions - we will do our best to help
    Thanks Pennyman, I have found allot of help here already. If anyone needs any help with the ford idi diesels, I can definitely help out.

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    Just so i don't get taken when I pull the trigger upon upgrade time...

    Where can I find a REAL weber carb?

    Does Redline sell the real deal or are they the Chinese fakes as well?

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    • Weber North America: Importer and Distributor of Weber Carburetors for the North American Market.
    • Webcon UK Ltd: Supplier of Weber carburettors, Kits and components.
    • Redline Weber: Large Distributor of Weber Carbs, Kits, and Components. RECOMMENDED
    • Weber Carbs Direct: Distributor of Weber Carburetors, Weber Carb Conversion kits and Weber spare parts. BUT YOU MAY RECEIVE A FAKE
    • WeberJets.com: Manufacturer and Distributor of Weber Carburetor repair kits. Distributor of Weber Carburetors, Parts, Linkage, Jets, Manifolds. A division of Hilton Overseas Auto Inc.
    • Weber Italy: Original Manufacturer.


    One thing I remember hearing a long time ago was that only a 4 barrel carb can be a Weber and all 2 barrel carbs are RedLine.



    Weber is an Italian company which produced carburetors; it is owned by Magneti Marelli Powertrain S.p.A., which is in turn part of the Fiat Group. Carburetor production in Italy ended in 1992, although Weber carburetor production was shifted to Madrid, Spain, where it continues today.[1]
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    So it looks like I have a Solex made single choke carb on my recently purchased Raider. The Raider isn't running, but I wasn't planning on dropping another $300 on a new carb kit. This one has the linkage adapter for the auto trans (at least it looks like a kickdown lever and cable) which according to the PO worked fine before the engine started backfiring. Is this carb at least salvageable for the short term?

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    I, Just Bought A Weber Carb.. Having Trouble with the kickdown...Have Been Calling Where I, Got It From...Always Putting Me On Hold... Ready to send back.... Part # WK614 is the carb. I, Purchased.... Mechanic having problems installing... on my 89 2.0

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    Angry HELP!!! 89 Ram 50 2.0 Bogging down at 55-65 mph

    i have just about changed everything i can think of, still bogging down and hesitates at 55-65 mph sometimes at 45 mph...drives fine at lower speed... replaced o2 sensor, carb, thinking about changing catylic converter please help someone....

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    Since this doesn't pertain to counterfeit Webers, I'd delete that post and start a new thread.

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    I lucked out. The one I bought years ago to now put on has the white choke housing ... score!

    Quote Originally Posted by noahwins View Post
    Found this article on ID'ing counterfeit parts. I suppose the Chinese Weber isn't technically a counterfeit, just an inferior version manufactured on license. Good info about fake MSD ignition boxes. Buyer beware!

    http://www.hotrod.com/feature_storie...tive_products/

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    Current Weber is a knock-off being made in China and is identified by a "Weber" sticker, and a black choke body, correct? No longer made in Spain or Italy, just China. That's my understanding,... fact or fiction?

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