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fuel injection

the spraying of liquid fuel into the cylinders or combustion chambers of an engine.
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fuel-injection, adjective Unabridged
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  • Bikes only relatively recently switched to fuel injection over carbs.
  • First, it has managed to get fuel to ignite in volumes too small for a spark or fuel injection to work.
  • Roller cam, roller lifters, balance shafts and fuel injection.
  • The catalytic converter was a necessary evil prior to fuel injection, when the car had a carburetor, but those days are gone.
  • The car dies because the computers that handle fuel injection and other engine functions shut down, but the battery still works.
  • The company says the system can work with existing engines, and costs about as much as existing high-end fuel injection.
  • Advanced automotive electronics used to mean digital dashboard displays or electronic fuel injection.
  • From fuel injection to run-flat tires and even hybrids, the auto industry has been there, done that.
  • The modern fuel injection system works with a three-way catalytic converter to cut pollution.
  • But fuel injection and antilock braking were once exclusive to upscale cars.
British Dictionary definitions for fuel injection

fuel injection

a system for introducing atomized liquid fuel under pressure directly into the combustion chambers of an internal-combustion engine without the use of a carburettor
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