the gaskets will age just fine on their own.
However, your average DCOE has almost NO soft parts in it,
so they age very well indeed. The exception might be if it has rubber
needle seats instead of the brass. They actually work BETTER, they just age
These carbs are nearly bulletproof- the only 'problem' is that they are very
adjustable in that you can jet a pair of 40's to work well for anything from a
1200cc Alfa to a
2400cc Nissan. It's easy to get it wrong...
40 dcoes on an E production 2002...
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> If they have never had fuel in them they should be fine. It's when the
> gaskets all soak up fuel then dry out and shrink that you have a problem.
> In a message dated 1/26/2006 10:00:46 P.M. Hawaiian Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I just came into a set of weber dcoe 40's that are brand new never before
> still in the box. They have been in their boxes for probably over ten years.
> My question is. Do you think they need a rebuild? Or is the rubber, gaskets
> etc. most likely still good. Input is much appreciated.