Carburettor vs Airbox - What's the difference?

carburettor | airbox |


As nouns the difference between carburettor and airbox

is that carburettor is (au|nz|uk) a device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vaporised and mixed with air prior to ignition while airbox is (informal) the chamber in a car or motorcycle engine that draws in air and distributes it to the carburettors.

carburettor

English

Alternative forms

*(US) carburetor

Noun

(en noun)
  • (AU, NZ, UK) A device in an internal combustion engine where fuel is vaporised and mixed with air prior to ignition.
  • * 2005 , Mick Walker, How to Restore Your BMW Twin 1955-1985 , page 92,
  • Both affect the performance of the machine, especially the carburettors , and both are important to the final appearance of the model.
  • * 2008 , Daniel Stapleton, David Vizard, John Sprinzel, The MG Midget & Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual , page 36,
  • In a carburettor the pressure drop (or viewed another way, suction) is used to draw fuel out of a reservoir, usually via a jet, and into the venturi to mix with the air flowing through it.
  • * 2011 , Allan Bonnick, A Practical Approach to Motor Vehicle Engineering and Maintenance , page 81,
  • For a large part of the twentieth century the majority of light vehicles used petrol engines that were equipped with a carburettor .

    airbox

    English

    Noun

    (es) (wikipedia airbox)
  • (informal) The chamber in a car or motorcycle engine that draws in air and distributes it to the carburettors.