Removing Charcoal Canister

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Postby Brui » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:16 pm

still need help please, where those two lines on the left top go..one is for the Charcoal canister for sure but what is the other one for and which is which... :shrug: :doh: can't find it anyware...

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Postby Gary » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:40 pm

Update.
I adopt David's (Goldfish) method.
Here are some illustrations.
Warning: read the disclaimer below

1) Study and understand the system first!
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2) Remove the charcoal canister, unplug all the hoses from the canister.
Make sure you know where it comes from and where it goes to.
Plug the hose going to TVV using a small screw.
I use a nylon fitting to connect the hose from the gas tank
to the hose that connect to the check valve
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3) There is a check valve that is plugged to the fender wall.
This is the one that connect to the bottom of the canister to let fresh air from fender well IN
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4) Switch the direction of the check valve.
We will need to let the air OUT in order to release the pressure from the tank.
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5) Plug the check valve back to the fender wall.
Connect the hose from the gas tank to the hose that lead to check valve.
In the future, I might add a small inline plastic fuel filter (from lawn mower?)
Right now, I just can't find a correct size (so I don't have to use a reducer)
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Disclaimer: Removing charcoal canister and/or modification of EVAP system are dangerous and may be illegal depending on where you live and use of the car. Do at your own risk. If your car caught on fire, you get caught, fined, or you and/or your passengers die or injure, etc.. do not blame me. I will not be held responsible for anything resulting from following above modification.
Do at your own risk!
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Postby shoteh » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:09 am

Sorry to beat a dead horse, but Gary have you noticed any extra smell or other activity after this mod? j/w because since my engine is out, I was thinking about doing the same as well. inputs? kudos to goldfish and gary for the ideas.

-also have you since put in a filter at all? I wasnt quite sure about why you would really need one since you're just venting it out but maybe I'm just clueless right now.
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Postby Gary » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:49 am

No smell whatsoever.
I did add a filter but I think you are right.
The check valve only lets the vapor out.
Nothing's going in anyway.
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Postby furpo » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:10 pm

all i did was to move the fuel tank breather to up near the filler cap, i included a U shape in the breater pipe so that if the car flipped over it would not leak fuel.

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Postby shoteh » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:36 am

Cool, probably gonna do this soon. thanks guys:)
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