Glossary “fuel vacuum separator” Definition:
Used to filter waxy HC’s from the carburetor ported vacuum to protect the vacuum delay and distributor vacuum controls.
Glossary “fuel vapor recovery system” Definition:
An evaporative emission-control system that recovers gasoline vapors escaping from the fuel tank and carburetor float bowl.
Glossary “fuel trim” Definition:
PCM function that adjusts fuel delivery during closed-loop operation to bring the A/F ratio as close to stoichiometric as possible.
Glossary “fuel tank vapor valve” Definition:
Valve mounted in the top of the fuel tank that vents excess vapor and pressure from the fuel tank into the evaporative emissions control system.
Glossary “fuel system” Definition:
Delivers fuel to the cylinders, consisting of a fuel tank and lines, gauge, fuel pump, carburetor or injectors, and intake manifold or fuel rail.
Glossary “fuel tank” Definition:
Storage tank for fuel in a vehicle.
Glossary “fuel rail” Definition:
Conduit to deliver fuel from the fuel distributor to the injectors of an FI system.
Glossary “Fuel Ratio Sensor” Definition:
Fuel Ratio Sensor is similar to the O2 sensor, however, it is constructed differently and has different output voltages and range.
Glossary “fuel separator” Definition:
Separates fuel and water, or fuel and vapor.
Glossary “fuel pump relay” Definition:
Relay or its control line that controls electrical current supplied to the electric fuel pump.
Glossary “fuel pump test connector” Definition:
Connector, that when grounded will cause the electric fuel pump to operate when the key is in the KOEO position.
Glossary “fuel quality test” Definition:
Test that can determine if excessive alcohol is present in the fuel.
Glossary “Fuel Pump Inertia Switch” Definition:
An N/C switch that will open if the vehicle is involved in an impact at speeds over 5 MPH or rolls over.
Glossary “fuel nozzle” Definition:
Discharge tube in the carburetor through which fuel passes from the float bowl into the passing air stream whithin in the venturi
Glossary “fuel pressure regulator control valve” Definition:
Solenoid valve that controls the amount of vacuum applied to the fuel pressure regulator.
Glossary “fuel pump” Definition:
Mechanical or electrical device used to move fuel from the fuel tank to the carburetor or injectors.
Glossary “fuel pump eccentric” Definition:
Usually bolted to the front of the camshaft, that is used to operate a mechanical fuel pump.
Glossary “fuel map” Definition:
Chart to show the relationship of engine rpm, fuel flow, engine load and ignition for a particular engine.
Glossary “fuel metering” Definition:
Controlling the A/F mixture entering the combustion chamber.
Glossary “fuel injection (FI)” Definition:
Term used for fuel-injection system.