vapor lock vapor lock

Definition(s):

  • (n) a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)

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  • Mechanical issues sideline Robby Gordon at Dakar Rally

    El Salvador, Chile – Robby Gordon’s 10th attempt at Dakar Rally glory has come to an end in the sand dunes of Chile. Despite earlier issues in the Rally with fuel vapor locking on the SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires HST Gordini, the issue that put Gordon and his team out of the 35th Dakar Rally was a compromised air filtration system. ... Keep reading
    on January 18, 2014     Source: Motorsport.com

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