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CHAPTER 9 Fuel Systems and Carburetion

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Chapter 9, Pages 203-224 (doi:10.13031/2013.24144) in Chapter 9 in Engine and Tractor Power, 4th edition. St. Joseph, Michigan: ASAE. . Copyright 2004 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Mich.
Authors:   Carroll E. Goering and Alan C. Hansen
Keywords:   Fuel Tanks, Pumps, and Filters, Mixture Requirements of a Spark-Ignition Engine, Principles of a Simple Float-Type Carburetor, Carburetor Draft, Carburetors for Multicylinder Engines, Manifold Heat, Carburetors for Small Engines, Fuel Injection Systems for Spark-Ignition Engines, Fuel Systems for Liquefied Petroleum Gas

All liquid-fueled engines have a tank for storing fuel, a method for transferring the fuel to the engine, and one or more filters to remove contaminants from the fuel. The remaining parts of the fuel system vary according to engine type. The fuel-injector systems used on diesel engines are discussed in Chapter 10. In this chapter, you will study the mixture requirements of a carbureted engine, the basic principles of carburetion, and the various types of carburetors. You will also learn about the electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems that have replaced carburetors on multicylinder gasoline engines.

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