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VAPOR LOCK

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This is an unwanted condition where bubbles of air form in the fuel line caused by boiling or vaporizing of the fuel in the lines from excess heat. The boiling will interfere with the movement of the fuel and the air bubbles which form will in some cases, completely stop the flow. Sometimes it will cause the float chamber to overflow which floods the carburetor and result in an over-rich mixture that can cause stalling of the engine when the accelerator is depressed. Fuels containing alcohol have lower boiling points and many old-car owners have installed more-powerful electric fuel pumps which overcome vapor lock tendencies of these fuels by pushing them through the air bubble. A wet rag will cool the line and get rid of the problem. To prevent the problem in hot weather, some mechanics wrap tinfoil around the fuel lines to reflect the heat away.
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A condition where liquid flow is impeded by vapor trapped in a liquid line.

 

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A Bone
A-2 tire
A-arm
A C
A C CIRCUIT
A D Converter
A F ratio
AAA
AABM
AAC
AAE
AAIA
AALA
AAM
AAMA
AAP
AAS
AAT
AAV
ABC
ABCM
ABDC
ABI Inform
ABMA
ABRASION
ABRASION RESISTANCE
ABRASIVE EROSION
ABS
ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY
ABSOLUTE TEMPERAT...ABSOLUTE ZERO
ABSOLUTE ZERO TEM...
ABSORBENT
ABSORBER
ABSORPTION
ABSORPTION REFRIG...ABSORPTION REFRIG...ABSORPTION SYSTEM
ABSORPTION TOWER
ABUS
ABV
AC
AC Ace
AC Aceca
AC Buckland
AC Linearity
AC Shelby Cobra
ACC
ACC(2)
ACCELERATION DUE ...
ACCELERATION PERIOD
ACCELERATOR
ACCEPTABLE WELD
ACCESSIBLE HERMETIC
ACCUMULATOR
ACE
ACEA
ACETONE
ACID
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ACID EMBRITTLEMENT
ACID GAS
ACID RAIN
ACID SOAK
ACIDIC
ACIDIFIED
ACIDITY
ACL
ACOUSTIC
ACRC
ACROSS THE LINE
ACRS
ACT
ACTION
ACTIVATED ALUMINA
ACTIVATED CARBON
ACTIVATED SLUDGE
ACTIVE STORAGE PILE
ACTIVE SYSTEM
ACTUATOR
ACV
ADA
ADB
ADEFA
ADIABATIC
ADIABATIC CHANGE
ADIABATIC COMPRES...
ADIABATIC COOLING
ADIABATIC EFFICIE...ADIABATIC EXPANSION
ADIABATIC PROCESS
ADIABATIC SATURAT...ADJUSTABLE DIFFER...
ADJUSTABLE RESISTOR
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