According to Wikipedia, the last carburetor equipped vehicle produced in the US was 1990, 31 years ago. Since the 30 and under age group accounts for almost 1/3 of the population, a very large number of people have never seen a carburetor, know what it is, how it works or why they are / were important.
Granted, you will still find carburetors on small engines but, with more and more people depending on someone else to do their vehicle and equipment maintenance, even many in the over 30 age groups don’t really understand carburetors.
As someone who has been fascinated by things mechanical, watching them work, and out of necessity doing most of my own minor maintenance, I have had a basic working knowledge of carburetor function and operation for years. I have had simple carburetors apart, rebuilt them and understand how the work. I have never however, actually seen inside a working carburetor.
If you would like to get a quick primer on carburetor operation and actually see some amazing slow motion video of the operation, check out this Engine Labs article and video. You can actually see the venturi effect as it happens along with laminar and turbulent flow inside the intake.
If you have vehicles or equipment with carburetors, AMSOIL makes Power Foam (APF) which is excellent for cleaning built up gum and varnish deposits from ethanol and degraded fuel
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