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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by SkizoACE, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. SkizoACE

    SkizoACE Formula Junior

    Mar 24, 2004
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    Thomas
    When did Ferrari switch to electronic fuel injectors?
     
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  3. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

    Nov 20, 2002
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    Pete
    Ferrari, like most other companies wanting to sell to the US, switched to mechanic fuel injection to improve engine emissions. In most cases this resulted in a loss of power ... probably not the injections fault but more the settings the engine had to run with.

    Injection controls the fuel better than carbs and especially reduces the amount of unburnt fuel that exits via the exhaust.

    Now that we have electronic fuel injection we can get the best of both worlds, ie. good emissions and more power. As with most things over time the process and designs improve and fuel injection is now superior to carburation and is as tunable too.

    Pete
     
  4. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

    Feb 22, 2003
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    Russ Turner
    Ferrari switched from the mechanical Bosch K-jetronic to Bosch Motronic on the 3.4 liter V-8s (348 and Mondial t) in 1989. I know the new series front engine V-12s (post 456) had EFI, but not sure if the later flat 12s (i.e. 512M) switched to Motronic or not. (The 412s were K-jet).
     

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