Air plus fuel equals motion. That is the basic science behind almost any vehicle we know of, whether it travels over sea, on land or through the sky. Trucks, buses and cars turn fuel into power by mixing it with air. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Exactly how much air and fuel an engine needs depends from moment to moment. How fast are you going? How long has the engine been running? These and other different factors are essential. Nowadays, modern engines have something called fuel injection, an electronically controlled system that regulates the mixture.
Nevertheless, until these smart gadgets were invented, almost all engines relied on the device called carburetor. So, what is it and how does it work? Well, check out the video below for the one of the most dramatic depictions on how air and gasoline mix to provide power.