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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2001, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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cold weather weber?

for those of you who run a weber carb -

how does it handle the extreme cold (or opposite, extreme heat(more likely here in texas)) with the open filter element?

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Re: cold weather weber?

Webers don't usually like the cold. It can take a while till the motor really warms up to run smooth. One way I found to combat this problem was to fab up a hot air tube from the header to the open element. It was an inexpensive mod and seemed to help a bit.
I never had a problem in extreme heat with it. Runs really fine in the summer.

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Re: cold weather weber?

I never had any issues with the Weber in cold weather other than staying choked longer than I like (higher idling).

The biggest issue in the winter for cold starts is electrical power and sludged up oil. This is my prescription to good winter start up.

1. Synthetic oils motor and drive train
2. Block Heater (saves on wear and tear)
3. Fuel line Anti-Freeze (nothing worse than a froze up fuel line)
4. Large battery (I run a 1100 cold cranking amp battery)
5. Good battery cables ( I run the largest I can find from the car stereo people)
6. Larger ignition coil by Accell
7. Direct hits ignition system


At 60 F if I have gas it will start and run just fine just have to let it warm up a couple minutes when it is not plugged in. I usually do 2 tune ups a year one before winter and on after.

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Re: cold weather weber?

hold your horses there...

the coldest it EVER gets in texas is 20 degrees F or so... im talking about how my zook will run with a weber at say, 40 degrees F....



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Re: cold weather weber?

Hey Steve,
Here in East Texas we've not had any problem out of the Weber, hot or cold. Seems to work fine for us.
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No Worries then. You will be fine.

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