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Depends.... but normally (archive)

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Posted by Nolan on January 10, 2001 at 18:48:14:

In Reply to: What the heck does a dashpot do? posted by Cameron A. on January 10, 2001 at 18:27:44:

It's a system where you are using vacuum to hold an adjustment on the carb. For instance, it's commonly used to hold the idle high for a bit.

You could also call the vacuum advance on a dist a dash pot. But normally it's used in conjuction with a carburator function.

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