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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 09:19 AM
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Weber Cold Start Question

I have a weber and it sucks to start in the New England cold weather. It usually starts and stalls a couple of times when I first start it and then it idles rough until it warms up (this is after I pump the gass a couple of times too). If I use the adapter offered by Calmini to fit the stock airbox on top of the carb - will it start easier on colder days? Will I loose performance by going back to the stock air box? My other zuk has a stock carb and starts everytime no matter how cold it is.

Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.



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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 09:39 AM
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Re: Weber Cold Start Question

Manual choke is the ticket on Webers .
Might lose some power at the very top - depending on jetting.

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Re: Weber Cold Start Question

I can't really compare New York and south Arkansas cold starting since there is so much difference in the climate. I have the stock air box and adapter on mine and it cranks and runs ok in 30 degree weather, but it doesn't even have the warm air hose intact so that is probably not the difference. And I don't know how it would do in real cold weather. Did you adjust the fast idle on yours? I installed my Weber in the summer, so when it started getting cold I had to adjust my fast idle speed and it has done ok since.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-25-2001, 08:00 PM
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Re: Weber Cold Start Question

i have the stock air box setup on my weber and have the warm air hose hooked up it does the same thing that you are describing, i am thinking of going to the hand choke next to see if that makes s diferance

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Re: Weber Cold Start Question

i run 32/36 dgv webers-manual choke stock air cleaner in
winter//hi flow air cleaner in summer works great-a plus
is that dgv's have a fast idle before the choke butterflys
start closing-all auto choke webers elec or water have a
fast idle adjuster on them --oldzuki

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Re: Weber Cold Start Question

You might try to fab a pre-heat set up. I did one on my Weber and it drastically cut the "rough" idle time. It was simple and inexpensive to make. You might try to adjust you fast idle as well. Also, check for vacume leaks. They will drive you crazy. If you have any questions about the pre-heat hose set-up, give me a call.

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