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float bowl

Automotive. the bowl-shaped section of a carburetor in which a reserve of fuel is maintained, the fuel level being regulated by a float.
Also called float chamber. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In older, carbureted vehicles these emissions are attributed to vapor losses from the carburetor float bowl.
  • In older vehicles with carburetors, these emissions were attributed to boiling of the fuel in the carburetor float bowl.
  • Fuel- air ratio was controlled by pressurization or evacuation of the carburetor float bowl.
  • Now remove it from the bottom of the float bowl and install a hand held vacuum pump to the threaded portion of the valve.
  • Hot-soak losses result from evaporation of the fuel in the carburetor float bowl when the vehicle is stationary.

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