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Automotive glossary: What is an Ignition?

Definition of Ignition: The ignition of the gasoline air mixture in the combustion chamber of petrol engines, and all herein involved components of the engine. By engender in an extremely high electrical impulse, a spark is being produced at the spark plug, which causes the combustion of the gasoline. The various parts of the ignition system, like generator, ignition coil, hall impulse generator, etc. ensure, that a sufficiently strong ignition spark is being delivered with the correct timing.

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