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Which Redline 32 36 Dgev From Amazon...


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There are so many choices with varying price ranges. None of the Redline kits are titled with BMW 2002 and some don't even mention the choke type like this one:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-W0133-1599284-WEB-Redline-Carburetor-Kit/dp/B001G640XA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1374165981&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=weber+32+36+dgev+2002

 

Product Description: Weber Redline Carburetor Kit - REDLINE WEBER 32/36 Progressive Carburetor Conversion.Warranty & Technical support are only handled through the manufacture,REDLINE WEBER @ 8007332277 ext.7457.DO NOT CONTACT THE SUPPLIER FOR WARRANTY OR RETURN, PERFORMANCE

 

So is it a DGEV or not?...Just don't want to make the wrong purchase. Sorry for the rookie post.

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Weber 32/36 nomenclature:

 

DGV = manual choke

DGEV = electric choke

DGAV = water choke

 

If you have the OEM 2 bbl manifold, it's already equipped for a hot water choke, and there's a stray, taped off wire near the carb (from the factory) that isn't used on US cars that's hot when the ignition is on, so you can use that for the electric choke.  Installing a manual choke cable is a little more complicated, but you'll probably find a plugged hole in the firewall that's meant for the choke cable on Euro cars, so it's just a matter of obaining and installing the cable. 

 

Choice is yours, but my personal preference is for a manual choke, as you can modulate it yourself. 

 

cheers

mike

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I haven't bought much but as a small business owner I would see if you can buy from some of the shops the guys on the site have used.  I have bought a few parts so far and people have been very helpful.  Not to say that local guys can't sell on amazon, but it's been my experience in all purchases, the local guy or small business owner is not only super helpful and knowledegable, but will save you money in the long run from the advice given.  My .02.

 

Paul

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Paul that is good advice and I did call around a couple local shops and they just recommended me to bigger national chains.

 

I searched our site sponsors and even on their sites there are such huge discrepancies between prices..

 

IE: $340 - No kit http://www.iemotorsport.com/bmw/2002-fuel-intake/32-36dgev.html

2002AD: $393 - Kit https://www.2002ad.com/storeworks/view_item.cfm?id=1936

BluntTech: $448 - Kit http://www.blunttech.com/ShopByVehicle.epc?q=&yearid=1976@@1976&makeid=31@@BMW&modelid=925@@2002&catid=242772@@Carburetion&subcatid=242773@@Carburetor&applicationid=W0133-1598289@@Carburetor&mode=PA

 

And Amazon is from $215 - $300. I don't mind spending an extra 10 -15% to support a site sponsor, but when the margin is so wild it makes it hard to pull the trigger on anything.

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Word of warning on those .....

 

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/140628-needed-recommendation-for-buying-carbsmanafold/?hl=weber+carbs+direct#entry926941

 

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/136768-38-weber-ie-dizzy-8mm-plug-wires-blue-coil/

 

 

As previously mentioned this is one part it's better to talk to your preferred supplier over the phone or in person.

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Pierce Manifolds? http://www.piercemanifolds.com/category_s/200.htm

 

I go with Amazon for many things, but this is something that may be better from a different source.  Amongst other reasons, it should be easier to bolt on something 2002 specific, and it would have similar jetting necessary for your 02.

do not buy a carb through an amazon type organization.  who are you going to call when you have problems?  price is not the key factor here, service is.  buy from places like pierce and IE who supply the 2002 community, know the cars, know what works, what jets to use and will develop a relationship with you for help.

 

penny wise, pound foolish.   maintaining a first name basis relationship with select suppliers is worth a lot more than saving ten bucks.  small, niche businesses rock!

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Just spoke with Pierce Manifolds and the representative couldn't tell me what was in the kit and was completely lost by that link that says the price $230 because when you click add to cart it comes up as $510.

 

But...if you click at the carburetor link at the top they have it listed for $255.95.

 

 

I mean, my car has a 32/36, but the guy I bought it from did everything half-assed so my gut says get a kit.

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Just spoke with Pierce Manifolds and the representative couldn't tell me what was in the kit and was completely lost by that link that says the price $230 because when you click add to cart it comes up as $510.

 

But...if you click at the carburetor link at the top they have it listed for $255.95.

 

 

I mean, my car has a 32/36, but the guy I bought it from did everything half-assed so my gut says get a kit.

 

 

Wait, whats wrong with your current 32/36?  At the heart of it all, a 32/36 is a 32/36, and you should be able to make it work.  It may just need a little cleaning, a few bits that you could buy separate, or just some re-jetting.

 

Any 'kit' isn't going to be truly bolt-on anyways, you will have to figure things out and make them work for your set-up.

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We are in the same half assed club with previous owners.  I just bought the rebuild kit for 20 bucks.  I'm going to clean and install the kit.  In theory the parts should be good.  I guess the float/jets could have issues but I figure for $20 bucks I will learn about the carb and at least know that the parts that can wear out will be new.

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Kevin and Paul do have a good points, but I do see your hesitancy might be well-warranted.

 

Redline weber does not have a 2002 specific "kit" and if the kit is coming directly from redline that remains the case (as is the case with blunts "automatic" listing) this is why a "kit" is actually assembled by the particular 02 specialist.

 

Most of the time Pierce is more than capable of handling this kind of thing, but as Marshall pointed out there are other vendors who specifically deal with 2002's.

 

Dammit, I don't wont to be a salesman but I don't want to see you struggle either.  Email me and I'll write you an estimate. Or at least get you pointing in the right direction.

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