EMPI 30PICT-1 Carburetor

EMPI 30PICT-1 Carburetor
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Part Number: 98-1288-B

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  • Direct replacement for the original Solex "Round Bowl" 30PICT1
  • A quality replacement "Single Port" Carburetor
  • 115 Air Jet - 120 Main Jet - 55 Idle Jet
  • 12 Volt Choke
  • Works well with PN#9044, PN#9076, and PN#9121 air cleaners.

EMPI now has available stock replacement carburetors for most of the popular applications. Whether it's to keep your car running or a full blown restoration, EMPI makes the carburetor that's right for you. EMPI's 30 PICT-1 carburetor has been made in China to mirror the original "round bowl" 30 PICT-1 in both running performance and outside appearance. This carburetor is proving to be one of the most popular choices for VW restoration enthusiasts. The carburetor has a 12 volt choke and includes a carburetor base gasket. 12 volt choke can be used on 6 volt systems but will take longer to warm up.

Note the round bowl carburetor does not have an idle solenoid valve which makes it much simpler to install and wire up as there is only one wire required, which goes to the choke.

NOTE: We do not recommend pairing this carburetor with a Pertonix SVDA (Part #186504). EMPI's 30 PICT-1 reproduction does not draw enough vacuum to properly actuate the vacuum diaphragm.

We strongly recommend you check out the tech tips tab above for more information on troubleshooting your old carburetor before purchasing a new one.


Can not be used with Autostick models

JBugs staff member Jaime.

Our Expert's Take:

This is a great carburetor that I prefer to use paired with a mechanical advance distributor. It is not my carb of choice when using a vacuum advance distributor, I feel the 113129029HJB is a better match for vacuum advance systems.

California Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
VW Beetle
1961 - 1970
1961 - 1963
1964 - 1970
1961 - 1970
VW Karmann Ghia
1961 - 1970
1961 - 1970
VW Type II (Bus)
1960 - 1970
Single Cab
1960 - 1970
Double Cab
1960 - 1970

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Make sure to troubleshoot your Carburetor before purchasing a new one.

Our Carburetors are factory bench tested, adjusted, and ready to install. They are guaranteed to work properly right out of the box, free of all manufacturing defects. If your engine is currently not running well and continues to run poorly after a new carburetor has been installed, the problem is either not the carb, or there may be additional problems hindering performance. We highly recommend you check, diagnose and exhaust every other possibility before purchasing a new carburetor, because they will not be refunded once installed. Addressing the problems below is far less expensive than the cost of a new carburetor!

Check for intake leaks at the carburetor base gasket, at the intake manifold boots and end castings (for dual port manifolds), at the
cylinder head, and that the manifold itself is not cracked or pin-holed.

Make sure that the ignition timing is correct and your spark plugs, plugs wires, points, condenser, cap and rotor are in good condition.

Make sure that the valves are adjusted properly.

Check that your fuel pressure is proper. Often times new fuel pumps put out more pressure than carburetors can use.

MOST IMPORTANTLY make sure your current carburetor is adjusted properly. If you are not familiar with setting a carburetor take the car to a certified mechanic that is familiar with VWs.


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You can return most unused, never installed, like-new items for 90 days from the date of receipt. Items must be in like-new condition.

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