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Chinese Carburettor

Post by LeakySunroof » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:42 pm

Currently on my third used Pierburg 2e2, none have been any good. Auto engineer across the road who races old Morris cars suggests Chinese components will be alright, even if doesn't last long.

Thoughts?



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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by chopperoli » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:59 pm

Which Chinese carb do you mean?

Weber DMTL's are now Spanish made, unless you can find an old Italian made DMTR which are superior.



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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by the edmundator » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:21 pm

Gower and Lee can get all the relevant parts to maintain your Pierberg. http://www.gowerlee.dircon.co.uk

If you’re keen to replace altogether with a Weber 32/34 DMTL (it’s easier to maintain but it won’t give you any more power or fuel efficiency) then these are readily available new and used.


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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by LeakySunroof » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:46 pm

Brill, lots to digest. Thanks



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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by scirocco_ne » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:28 am

I wouldn't trust any chinese knock off parts.

They are awful from personal experience unless its a really easy part too hard for them to screw up.

As a toolmaker/ aero engineer by trade i would like to think i have a good nose for spotting poorly manufactured parts.

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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by rattyscala » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:08 pm

Just to say, Ive just had a good experience with a 38dgas. minor issue with butterfly not sealing on throttle but easy to sort out... and about £300 cheaper than a real deal weber... a lot of 'genuine' webers were poorly made. I would say that it seems to be made out of a different alloy mix.. so as your guy says... most likely will work well but might not last another 20 yrs ;)



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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by unknownmale » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:52 pm

If I were you i'd ether replace with a weber, or buy a rebuild kit - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk1-Mk2-Golf ... ctupt=true

I wouldn't get the chinese one, the castings are always rough


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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by james butler » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:06 pm

definitely a vote for the Weber however the only Achilles heel with the Weber is dirt ingress blocking the jets and the throttle spindle bushes wear really fast giving odd issues but easily fixed.
you might be allright with a chinese carb, the castings can be poor but i have had good stuff from china before.
i think it depends on the level of tunability, repeatability and reliability.


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Re: Chinese Carburettor

Post by LeakySunroof » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:22 pm

I ended up plumping for a new Weber. Many thanks for advice and anecdotes.