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ペッパーロック現象

English translation: vapor lock

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03:54 Nov 5, 2007
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / brake
Japanese term or phrase: ペッパーロック現象
This is probably more commonly written as ペパーロック現象. Again, this has something to do with the temperature rise of the brake fluid to result in a loss of braking. I am guessing its English is pepper lock(phenomenon) without knowing what it is.
Yuki Okada
Canada
Local time: 13:26
English translation:vapor lock
Explanation:
or vapour lock, depending on version of English used.

From wikipedia:
Vapor lock is a problem that mostly affects gasoline-fuelled internal combustion engines. It occurs when the liquid fuel changes state from liquid to gas while still in the fuel delivery system. This disrupts the operation of the fuel pump, causing loss of feed pressure to the carburetor or fuel injection system, resulting in transient loss of power or complete stalling. Restarting the engine from this state may be difficult. The fuel can vaporise due to being heated by the engine, by the local climate or due to a lower boiling point at high altitude. In regions where higher volatility fuels are used during the winter to improve the starting of the engine, the use of "winter" fuels during the summer can cause vapor lock to occur more readily.



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Note added at 4 hrs (2007-11-05 08:41:34 GMT)
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Snowbees offers an excellent link to indicate that this is a problem that can affect both the brake and fuel systems.
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Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 13:26
Grading comment
Thank you Kurt and others. This was another dark corner of my car.
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vapor lock


Explanation:
or vapour lock, depending on version of English used.

From wikipedia:
Vapor lock is a problem that mostly affects gasoline-fuelled internal combustion engines. It occurs when the liquid fuel changes state from liquid to gas while still in the fuel delivery system. This disrupts the operation of the fuel pump, causing loss of feed pressure to the carburetor or fuel injection system, resulting in transient loss of power or complete stalling. Restarting the engine from this state may be difficult. The fuel can vaporise due to being heated by the engine, by the local climate or due to a lower boiling point at high altitude. In regions where higher volatility fuels are used during the winter to improve the starting of the engine, the use of "winter" fuels during the summer can cause vapor lock to occur more readily.



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Note added at 4 hrs (2007-11-05 08:41:34 GMT)
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Snowbees offers an excellent link to indicate that this is a problem that can affect both the brake and fuel systems.


    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapour_lock
Kurt Hammond
United States
Local time: 13:26
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 128
Grading comment
Thank you Kurt and others. This was another dark corner of my car.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Leochan: http://www.google.co.jp/search?hl=ja&q="ベーパーロック現象"&lr=
29 mins

agree  Peishun CHIANG: こちらも”ベーパーロック”のtypoです。
2 hrs
  -> Pepper lock would be funny, though. Do NOT ever put pepper into your engine :-)

agree  Minoru Kuwahara
3 days3 hrs
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