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Fuel System Components: Introduction

A gasoline fuel system (fig. 4-1) draws fuel from the tank and forces it into the fuel-metering device (carburetor, gasoline injectors), using either a mechanical (engine-driven) or electric fuel pump. The basic parts of a fuel supply system include the following:

  • FUEL TANK (stores gasoline)
  • FUEL PUMP (draws fuel from the tank and forces it to the fuel-metering device)
  • FUEL FILTERS (removes contaminants in the fuel)
  • FUEL LINES (carries fuel between the tank, the pump, and other parts)
Figure 4-1.—Typical fuel system for a gasoline engine.
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Based upon a text provided by the U.S. Navy

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