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  • n. The process, such as occurs in a carburetor, of mixing fuel with oxygen or air in appropriate proportion for combustion.


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  • Tools such as trimmers, mowers and blowers generally use engine technologies long abandoned by carmakers: air cooling, carburetion and, often, two-cycle engines fueled by an oil-gas mix .

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  • I checked out the Corvette's 265-cubic-inch small-block engine, and its fuel lines, fuel pump, and carburetion system.

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  • If you have an early non-computer car with carburetion, and not fuel injection, a good quality system that can save you money will also work, but you have to manually rejet the carburetor and reset the timing.

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  • Computerized fuel injection is both more effective than carburetion, and more reliable than computerized methods.

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  • In fact, those areas address about my only complaints about the ZZR – lousy low rev carburetion, painful oil changes, and a poorly positioned fuel tap with no fuel gauge.

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  • Far from resembling an untamed, wild liter bike, it actually feels more tame than my ZZR due to slower revving, better carburetion, and very user-friendly throttle response.

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  • The bike has minimal steering lock and marginal carburetion at tiny throttle openings.

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  • The last bike I had, with terrible, clapped out suspension, crummy bias-ply tires, five more inches of wheelbase, and 110 more pounds, also made tight maneuvers a snap because of flawless carburetion and great steering lock.

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  • Expect rougher idling, harder starts and warmups, slightly decreased engine life and increased wear and temperatures, glitchy carburetion/fuel injection, a bad smell, and an increased risk of vapor lock.

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  • The GS is cool, but it has problems I feel need fixing, like the carburetion and the front suspension.

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