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BG quality control, or normal?

Am I going nuts?
I just received two packs of straight squirter jets from Jegs for my Mighty Demon. I want to try dropping a size, so got some 28s (two packs because I wasn't sure if they were sold singly or in pairs).
Opened them - and they're all blank! Both pairs undrilled, and no sizes stamped on them. Why label the packaging with a jet size if they're blanks? Is this normal, or is it good 'ol BG quality control again? Two different packs?
Huh!

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I dunno dude

I dunno. I looked at the Summit site & all the squirter jets are shown as pairs and described as being sold as pairs.

Maybe they only send the defective squirters to the guys that don't know how many are in a set & who don't read the product description or look at the product picture?
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Am I going nuts?
I just received two packs of straight squirter jets from Jegs for my Mighty Demon. I want to try dropping a size, so got some 28s (two packs because I wasn't sure if they were sold singly or in pairs).
Opened them - and they're all blank! Both pairs undrilled, and no sizes stamped on them. Why label the packaging with a jet size if they're blanks? Is this normal, or is it good 'ol BG quality control again? Two different packs?
Huh!
They did have huge quality control issues a while back. I thought they had fixed it, evidently not. I know Summit stopped carrying them due to the number of returns, this was according to the Summit rep I spoke with.

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Those must be the high fuel economy jets LMAO!

Wonder how many guys installed them and tried them out before realizing this huge inspection mistake!
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The problem is very easy to spot - once you've opened the blister pack, of course. Before you open it you can't tell.
Now I have to post a $9 part back to the US for a return exchange, which will cost considerably more than the part.
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The problem is very easy to spot - once you've opened the blister pack, of course. Before you open it you can't tell.
Now I have to post a $9 part back to the US for a return exchange, which will cost considerably more than the part.
You have a pm.
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They did have huge quality control issues a while back. I thought they had fixed it, evidently not. I know Summit stopped carrying them due to the number of returns, this was according to the Summit rep I spoke with.

Chet
Actually Barry chose to close Summits account and it was due to the fact that their returns were 10 times greater than the average of all of our othr 400 plus dealers including other large mail order ones. At one point we were bolting supposedly defective carburetors onto shop vehicles and they ran fine and had no problems.

In regard to the issue here what has happened was that there was a new person pulling and packaging parts. They pull from a bill of material and the old person knew that the bulk part number used had to go to our machine shop to be sized before packaging whereas the new one didn't. Once the problem was discovered the person was informed of this and procedure was changed to have this done prior so the machined part is in the bin to pull. Simple human error but it has been addressed and corrected.
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Actually Barry chose to close Summits account and it was due to the fact that their returns were 10 times greater than the average of all of our othr 400 plus dealers including other large mail order ones. At one point we were bolting supposedly defective carburetors onto shop vehicles and they ran fine and had no problems.

In regard to the issue here what has happened was that there was a new person pulling and packaging parts. They pull from a bill of material and the old person knew that the bulk part number used had to go to our machine shop to be sized before packaging whereas the new one didn't. Once the problem was discovered the person was informed of this and procedure was changed to have this done prior so the machined part is in the bin to pull. Simple human error but it has been addressed and corrected.
Sorry for any missinformation I was just relaying what a Summit rep told me.
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I was wondering why Summit wasn't carrying BG carbs. Thats good to know...
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I am surprised the tech did not offer to pay the return ship cost. BG stuff is over priced , over rated. There is a reason top race teams , engine builders stay away from bg carbs. Just an opinion. (look at past threads related to carbs and quality).
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Mighty Demon

Well I just purchased a 750 Mighty Demon for my camaro. I tried one that a fellow racer had and was pleased, although I only made a few passes. Hope I don't have any problems, if I do I'll pass it along here.
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Am I going nuts?
I just received two packs of straight squirter jets from Jegs for my Mighty Demon. I want to try dropping a size, so got some 28s (two packs because I wasn't sure if they were sold singly or in pairs).
Opened them - and they're all blank! Both pairs undrilled, and no sizes stamped on them. Why label the packaging with a jet size if they're blanks? Is this normal, or is it good 'ol BG quality control again? Two different packs?
Huh!
That BG is some operation, we keep seeing this kind of thing from this company time and time again. Think I am starting to see why Summit no longer is offering that line ............... interesting and we get some tech guy on here defending that operation ... is he paid for this ... does the sun rise every day???

Guess the demon name fits the product & company, I had some questions right up front when I saw that old barry had to do the install himself for old boyd on that new & improved tri-power .... Aw but that's just me I Am sure....
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I am surprised the tech did not offer to pay the return ship cost. BG stuff is over priced , over rated. There is a reason top race teams , engine builders stay away from bg carbs. Just an opinion. (look at past threads related to carbs and quality).
Really??? I guess when people speak without having all the facts its called assumption and we all know what that means. This particular customer was sent replacements at no charge and no, he did not have to return the old ones. We infact told him how to drill them so he could use them while the replacements were on their way.
In regards to your other statement there are plenty of engine builders and race teams who use our product and infact Volvo Penta has began to use our stuff as well. Look at the Engine Masters Challenge and you will see plenty of engine builders who have our stuff. Until the series was ended all of the IROC cars used our stuff exclusively as well. I could go on and on but that's not what we are here for.
We are here to help those with problems such as this . In this case we did take care of the problem as it was a legitimate issue but I don't see the other carburetor manufacturers on here trying to help.If anyone has an issue they can feel free to pm me and we will try to assist.
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That BG is some operation, we keep seeing this kind of thing from this company time and time again. Think I am starting to see why Summit no longer is offering that line ............... interesting and we get some tech guy on here defending that operation ... is he paid for this ... does the sun rise every day???

Guess the demon name fits the product & company, I had some questions right up front when I saw that old barry had to do the install himself for old boyd on that new & improved tri-power .... Aw but that's just me I Am sure....
And I can find just as many threads on any given day about problems with our competitors products as well. The big difference is that we try to be on all of the forums and help wherever possible where you won't see the others doing that.
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I kinda just want to say thank you for being here and doing such a service. I wish more companies would follow this leader
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