idle cam

idle cam

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • fast idle — When the engine is cold, it needs to run faster to keep it from stalling. A cam on the carburetor forces the throttle open a little more when the choke is engaged …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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  • Tappet — [ Ford I4 DOHC engine, showing the tappet just under the cam lobe] A tappet in mechanical engineering is a projection which imparts a linear motion to some other component within an assembly. Properly speaking, a tappet is only that part of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Subaru EJ engine — The Subaru EJ engine is a series of automotive engines manufactured by Subaru, a division of Fuji Heavy Industries introduced mid 1989 for the 1st generation Legacy. The engine was designed by Masayuki Kodama, Takemasa Yamada and Shuji Sawafuji… …   Wikipedia

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