Get a better understanding behind the theory and process of atomizing gasoline in this Quick Tech guide!For gasoline to be burned in a Pontiac engine, three things need to occur. It must be atomized (broken into small particles), emulsified (mixed with air), and vaporized (changed into a rarefied form). The job of the carburetor is to prepare the gasoline to make the phase change from liquid to vapor. If the fuel is not atomized sufficiently, the subsequent two steps cannot take place effectively.
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