afterboil

afterboil

[′af·tər‚bȯil]
(mechanical engineering)
In an automotive engine, coolant boiling after the engine has stopped because of the inability of the engine at rest to dissipate excess heat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On cars with an old carburettor system, this is normal if it is shut down when the engine is still hot because of fuel afterboil (boiling after the engine has stopped) in the carburettor float bowl.