wide open throttle

wide open throttle
(WOT) A term describing full throttle

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  • Wide open throttle — (WOT) refers to an internal combustion engine s maximum intake of air and fuel that occurs when the throttle plates inside the carburetor or throttle body are wide open , providing the least resistance to the incoming air. In the case of an… …   Wikipedia

  • open throttle — See wide open throttle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wide open throttle switch — Switch that disengages the automotive compressor circuit during periods of high acceleration …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • wide open — 1. mod. as fast as possible; at full throttle. □ I was driving along wide open when I became aware of a flashing red light. □ It was wide open and still wouldn’t do better than eighty. 2. mod. vice ridden. □ This town is wide open! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wide open — Synonyms and related words: absolute, all out, at full blast, at full drive, at full speed, at full throttle, bald, bare, clear, cleared, deltoid, disclosed, exposed, fan shape, fan shaped, fanlike, fanned, fanning, flabelliform, flared, flaring …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Throttle position sensor — A throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the position of the throttle in an internal combustion engine. The sensor is usually located on the butterfly spindle so that it can directly monitor the position of the throttle valve… …   Wikipedia

  • throttle — The device that controls the vacuum created in the venturi of the carburetor. The greater the vacuum, the richer the fuel air mixture. The throttle enables the engine to run on a richer mixture and produce more power for high speed driving. It… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Throttle — A throttle is the mechanism by which the flow of a fluid is managed by constriction or obstruction. An engine s power can be increased or decreased by the restriction of inlet gases ( i.e., by the use of a throttle). The term throttle has come to …   Wikipedia

  • throttle position sensor — (TPS) A potentiometric fuel injection switch with two contacts for the two end positions of the throttle valve, which sends a signal to the electronic control unit when the throttle valve is closed (idle) or wide open (full load). The sensor… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • full throttle — The fully open position of the throttle. Also called wide open throttle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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