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Carburetors: what's the huff about?

August 28, 2015 6241 Views No comments

What is a carburetor and what does it do?

A carburetor controls the proportion of fuel to air going into an engine. It accomplishes this by regulating the airflow to the engine and adding the appropriate amount of fuel to the air. It's an important mechanism that helps your engine run smoothly by ensuring that the optimal ratio of fuel/air enters the engine. To reach this optimal ratio, the carburetor uses a vacuum. But how does a carburetor actually work? To better understand the basic functions, let's examine the different components that make up a carburetor.