Do you know if your car or motorcycle has a carburetor? Or,
perhaps you are trying to figure out how in the world you are
going to fix whatever is wrong with yours. The truth is that a
little knowledge never hurt anyone. So, letís take a closer look
at what the carburetor is and what it does. You may not even
have one to deal with! But, if you do, here are some facts to
help you along your learning way about carburetors.
Is The Carburetor?
The carburetor is a device on the
engine of a car or other vehicle that mixes fuel with air. These
are featured on internal combustion type engines. In most cases,
the carburetor is no longer used though. Most cars now use fuel
injection as opposed to the use of a carburetor. Nevertheless,
the carburetor is still used on many small type engines and in
older or specialized vehicles. Cars built after the decade of
the 1980ís, no longer use a carburetor, but use an electronic,
computerized fuel injector instead. In many cases, the
motorcycle still used a carburetor.
In most cases,
engines that use carburetors only use one. But, in high
performance vehicles and those with more than four cylinders,
there may be more than one carburetor used. But, how does the
carburetor actually work?
Have you ever heard of
Bernoulliís principle? It says that moving air has a lower
pressure than air that is still. That means that the faster the
air moves, the lower the pressure will be. The throttle controls
the amount of air that is allowed into the carburetor as opposed
to the amount of fuel that is used. The vacuum that is created
by the carburetor is what draws in more fuel into the carburetor
and allows for faster flows of air.
When it comes to
repair work that is done on the carburetor, it is necessary to
learn not only what is wrong with it but also what is needed to
repair it and why that is. When you understand how the
carburetor works, you can get a better idea of what is needed to
repair it. And, you will need to consult a professional if the
task is beyond you because not repairing the carburetor
correctly can and does lead to more serious problems with the
engine down the toad.
Manufactures Of Carburetors
There are several different manufacturers out there. Most are
specialized in where they serve, who they serve or in the exact
type of device they make and sell. If you are looking for a
manufacturer, consider these.
Ford Motor Companyís
manufacturer of carburetorís is Autolite. Japanese automobiles
are often equipped with Hitachi, Ltd, Keihin, or Mikuni
carburetors General Motors vehicles feature Rochester Carburetor.
UK motorcycle carburetors are usually Amal Ltd.
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