**Ingredient 1: Fuel (updated) by Thomas Dougherty

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Introduction

Upon completion of this session, students will be able to explain how the fuel/air charge is created, how it enters the cylinder and how it is used in the engine. They will also be able to identify major carburetor components and explain the pressure/vacuum correlation to carburetor function. The session will conclude with students performing adjustments on a small engine carburetor using colored water as fuel and on an actual running automobile engine using a gas analyzer.

Lesson Time

One class period
58 Minutes
One Open Lab
58 Minutes
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Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Transportation Transportation

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards (8)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify major carburetor components.
  • Students will be able to explain how the fuel/air charge is created and used in an engine
  • Students will learn the stoichiometric ratio for gasoline. The "Magic Number": 14.7:1 air/fuel by weight.
  • Students will be able to explain and perform carburetor adjustments to achieve stoichiometry.

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