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Old 11-12-2012, 04:42 PM
Nehmo Nehmo is offline
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Default Re: Choke lever? hard to get going

Originally Posted by obadboystanley View Post
What does the choke lever do?...
To me, it's a pleasure to see somebody unfamiliar with a choke. This means fuel-injected vehicles have taken over from the complicated carbureted ones, and, thus, chokes are uncommon nowadays.

Once, every car had a pull-rod on the dashboard to control the choke. This was gradually replaced with an automatic (thermostatically controlled) choke. And now, the whole carburetor with its choke have disappeared.

On the down side, someone asking about a choke makes me wonder about my age.
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