Why would they be difficult to balance? we're not talking about carbs here.All petrols have throttle bodies (bar BMW's Valvetronic 4 cylinder petrols which uses variable valve lift to control air intake), In general it's one per engine or one per cylinder bank. What you're all talking about is separate throttle bodies, one per cylinder. They take some effort to maintain balance between cylinders so personally I'd no bother.
Because they are more fun to play with, can sound much better on certain engines and are old school which a lot of people prefer.Try balancing the throttle plates on a pair of SUs mounted on a BL O-Series 2.0 unit and you'll know what I mean.
Anyway, why would anyone want carbs when EFi is so much better, simpler and more reliable??
Weber DCOEs are far better pieces of machinery than SU/Stromberg/Zenith variable venturi carbs, Not for me now though. I like multipoint EFi and it's maintenance free diveabilityBecause they are more fun to play with, can sound much better on certain engines and are old school which a lot of people prefer.
Only a pair? when playing with DCOEs I was trying to balance 4 carbs
For my purposes I want the everyday driver to be pleasant and involving thus negating the need for a weekend special. Not sure the Passat I have actually fulfils, that but it's lively enough and handles well on Michelin Primacy 3 rubber.For the daily runaround, couldn't agree more.