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I have acquired a nice set of Weber 48 IDAs, for future use. They are in great shape and have been run a bit, though not much, so they have had petrol in them. They still have a fairly strong petrol smell! I will not be using them for a while, so they need to be stored, such that they will not be needing a rebuild when I pull them out for use.

Is it possible to set them up to, shall we say, sleep for a while? How should I prepare them for a temporary slumber, while keeping them in tiptop shape? I would appreciate your thoughts on the subject. Thanks in advance!
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Hi Paul, I'm well versed in 40DCOE's from the Alfa days, drain plug in the bottom, idea case is of course, running them dry, but you're past that stage. Brent (EM-0785) bought a set of 48IDA from another club member this year, after looking them over, I would say pull the top off (Careful with the floats) and just soak the gas out with a rag or paper towels, than just a shot (Low Pressure) air to the jets. That should do it, Hope that help's Paul, Cheers Tom.
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Paul, God I hate to say this, but Alfa, AKA TOMMYROT gave good advice. I would also store the Webers in the house to avoid any extreme temperatures that might happen in a garage or other non climate controlled storage. Also depending on length of storage, you may find rebuilding will be needed if the gaskets dry out. Just my 2
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thanks guys! Yes, planning to keep them in climate controlled storage, so no worries there. I will endeavor to drain/wipe out the bowls, then put a little air through the jets.

Is there a way to preserve the gaskets? How long does it take for them to dry out/go bad?
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I would think Paul, temperature change is their worst enemy (Gaskets). But someone else may a better idea. The Webers & Manifold that Brent picked up, was from our good friend Terry, he had them on his glass coffee table in the living room, till his girlfriend moved in "That Smell!!" Terry said "That's Horsepower Honey." Cheers Tom.
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Terry, he had them on his glass coffee table in the living room, till his girlfriend moved in "That Smell!!" Terry said "That's Horsepower Honey." Cheers Tom.
in this case, there wasn't enough horsepower to carry the day!
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You may want to simply spray with WD40, it will help keep gaskets from drying and in essence keep it clean.
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OK, thanks, Jeff! Will do...
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huge problem, the fuel in the jets will go rank within six month, and the jets will be clogged, you have to disassemble the carburetors before storage and clean every part and every jet from fuel, it is much less work than disassemble afterwards
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