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Automotive dictionary (encyklopedia)

Dictionary of terms and abbreviations for cars (automobiles), motorcycles (bikes),
bicycles, boats, engines, machines, machining and car fixing.

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Throttle valve

[1] A valve in the carburetor. It is used to control the amount of air-fuel mixture that reaches the cylinders. Usually consists of a flat round disc mounted on a shaft so that it can be tilted at various angles in the carburetor throttle valve body. It is connected by suitable linkage to the accelerator pedal.
[2] A modulator valve in an automatic transmission which is actuated either by the accelerator pedal, by the vacuum in the engine intake manifold, or by the carburetor throttle; it converts line pressure into an engine-load dependent pressure, which is directed to various valves
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