automatic ignition

Rapid, out of control combustion of the air-fuel mixture in a spark ignition engine, but not caused by an external ignition source such as a spark, flame; instead, its caused by a hot spot such as a carbon deposit in the roof of the combustion chamber. Also called auto-ignition

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