Chapter 11 – Fuel System

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Chapter Overview

This chapter focused on: Fuel System Purpose; Fuel System Components; Crude Oil Distillation; Gasoline Properties; Refueling; Fuel Prices; Technological Advancements; and, Fuel Saving Tips.

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Summary

The purpose of the fuel system is to store, transfer, and then mix the fuel with air. Gasoline engines are spark ignition engines. Diesel engines are compression ignition engines. Various parts of the fuel system work together to supply clean fuel and air to the engine. Technological advancements like GDI and turbocharging are making it possible to build smaller engines that use less fuel and lower emissions, without compromising performance or torque. Fuel economy can also be increased through tune-ups, correct tire pressure, regular oil changes, and moderating your driving habits.

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Activities and study questions can be completed in the Auto Upkeep Workbook.

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