French translation: déclenche la combustion

02:51 Jul 31, 2007
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
English term or phrase: ignite
The context is an automotive repair manual. I usualy would have translated it as 'allume' but am not sure in this case:
Power stroke: As the fuel is compressed and the piston nears the top of the cylinder the spark plug fires and ignites the fuel and air.
My try:
Course de combustion: Alors que le carburant est comprimé et que le piston atteint le haut du cylindre, la bougie d'allumage s'enflamme et " allume" le carburant et l'air.

Thank you to all who suggested the GDT for my recent project, it is a wonderful mine of information!
French translation:déclenche la combustion
...du carburant et de l'air.
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Laurent Boudias
Local time: 11:31
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Excellent! Un immense merci!
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déclenche la combustion

...du carburant et de l'air.

Laurent Boudias
Local time: 11:31
Native speaker of: French
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Excellent! Un immense merci!
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