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 Post subject: Discuss: Weber vs Mikuni
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:41 am 
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As stated above, which ones is better in every aspect. Webers or Mikunis, both downdrafts or sidedrafts. Just to gain more infos and knowledge on these carbs...

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I guess it's all a matter of personal choise...
Of course it IS a Weber invention, but Mikuni's are almost 1 on 1 japanese replicas of those Webers...
Don't know why but I prefer Mikuni...

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IIRC Mikuni has fewer adjustments. That makes it less tuneable, but also easier to set up.

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Webers, right? They're like miracle carbs.

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Injection. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:14 am 
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Arrow Joe wrote:
Webers, right? They're like miracle carbs.


How is it so? What makes it a miracle when mikuni works the same way? My friend quoted that once to me but failed to give me convincing answers.

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The q's is about carbs bro, :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:16 pm 
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I haven't installed my Weber yet so I can't give you any details, but everyone I've asked in real life swears by Webers. They supposedly improve horsepower and torque, provide smoother idle, and perform better during cold starts and warm starts than stock. I've heard from a few people that they even improve highway mileage!

City Hunter used to run a Weber on his Colt, I'm sure he can give you some details.

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ta22lt wrote:
Don't know why but I prefer Mikuni...


Because they are Japanese, not Italian. :wink:

I say for downdrafts, tough to beat a Weber 32/36. Easy to tune, will run almost anything (I've used it on everything from a 1.2L 4cyl to a 3.3L 6cyl). :tu:

For sidedrafts, I like Mikuni PHHs. In my experience they are a bit easier to tune than Weber DCOEs. 8)


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ta22lt wrote:
Don't know why but I prefer Mikuni...


Because they are Japanese, not Italian. :wink:

--- Excellent response. :tu::D ---

I say for downdrafts, tough to beat a Weber 32/36. Easy to tune, will run almost anything (I've used it on everything from a 1.2L 4cyl to a 3.3L 6cyl). :tu:

For sidedrafts, I like Mikuni PHHs. In my experience they are a bit easier to tune than Weber DCOEs. 8)


I completely agree.

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From what I understand, webers are better performers but need constant adjustments. Mikuni carbs supposedly stay tuned for very long periods and don't require frequent adjustment. Basically, Weber for performance, Mikuni for reliability(only if they are the Japanese ones, not the Italian ones)

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Anyone heard about SK Racing carbs? From japan, supposed to be a mix of Weber and Mikuni. I'm running them on my Z...I think they changed the name to OER or something now.

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Well I can't compare since all I have had experience tuning is when I had a pair of Webers.

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Dachshund wrote:
Injection. :)

(Sheepishly tucks it in as he shamefully limps his car to the mechanic's to change some thirty year old sensors out :lol:)


FTW! :tu:

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edz280zx wrote:
Anyone heard about SK Racing carbs? From japan, supposed to be a mix of Weber and Mikuni. I'm running them on my Z...I think they changed the name to OER or something now.


SK did eventually become OER, and are generally thought to be exact Weber copies. They can even use most (if not all) Weber parts.

OER actually markets itself now as being a direct replacement for Weber DCOEs. :tu:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:08 am 
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I've had Weber downdrafts, Weber Sidedrafts, Mikuni PHHs, OER \ SKs...the list goes on and on....

For a set it and leave it...you CANNOT beat Mikuni PHH..they are less fussy to changes in temperature, humidity, altitude AND atmospheric changes in weather. A great carb for the street (or track)...my personal favorite.

Webers are VERY fussy if you set them in the morning and it is dry and sunny, then if it rains at night and is damp, you will find yourself re-jetting them or out with your sync tool checking them...a pain in the butt.

OE \ SK (or Sanyo Kiki) are similar to the Dellortos and I had excellent experience with them, they behave more like the PHH Mikuni...so yes I love them.

BTW for ultimate power when it is dry and sunny and very low humidity...Webers rule on the track.

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