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Indirect injection

Indirect injection Injector Pre-combustion chamber Throat Main combustion chamber

Indirect injection means the fuel is squirted into a small precombustion chamber. This leads to the main combustion chamber.

With this design, the ideal combustion chamber shape is compromised.

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