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WHAT DO I DO WITH THE VAPOR CANISTER

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WHAT DO I DO WITH THE VAPOR CANISTER

Postby 79GPSJ on Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:26 pm

Im dropping a 350 gm godwrench crate engine into my grand prix I dont want to hook up my emissions stuff but if I leave the canister unhooked would anything bad happen because I know it has a line coming in from the gas tank. dont want any explosions happening

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Re: WHAT DO I DO WITH THE VAPOR CANISTER

Postby dan2286 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:56 am

79GPSJ wrote:Im dropping a 350 gm godwrench crate engine into my grand prix I dont want to hook up my emissions stuff but if I leave the canister unhooked would anything bad happen because I know it has a line coming in from the gas tank. dont want any explosions happening


Honestly, I dont think it really hurts anything if you hook it back up. It does not rob any power, and it does not look that bad if it is installed. You really would not loose anything by leaving it the way it is.

Im sure some people will disagree with me, but its just my opinion.
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Postby 79GPSJ on Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:59 am

If i were to hook it back up im not putting any of my egr components on the engine and theres about three lines from the vapor canister that go to some of those components,, switches, carb,, I dont want to just leave those lines open i think there might be vapors coming out of them because of the line that goes to the fuel tank.

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Postby supercrackerbox on Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:00 am

You'll need a friend and a baseball bat for this one. Your friend will be the one holding the bat.

Step 1. Remove charcoal canister from car.

Step 2. Lightly toss the canister to your friend, and have him try to hit it with the bat.

Step 3. Laugh hysterically after your friend becomes covered in soot.


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Postby 79GPSJ on Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:13 am

:rofl: ha thats funny I had a friend who had a 73 cut.sup. everytime he would come across stupid things like that he would throw them in the middle of the street or ask me if i wanted to buy it for 50 bucks...... but really what should i do could i pinch the line coming from the gas tank or cap it with something

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Postby supercrackerbox on Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:42 am

Definately don't pinch it; the fuel tank needs to "breathe". Honestly I would leave it in place, but if you do remove it put some sort of small filter on the line to the tank, possibly out of the engine bay.
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Postby Doober on Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:47 am

Your evap. canister does just that... prevents vapors from getting to the atmosphere. You shouldn't have any issues by not hooking it back up to the motor, but you need some sort of vent from the tank unless you have a vented gas cap.
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Postby 79GPSJ on Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:18 am

so if i get a vented fuel cap i can just leave everything unhooked

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Postby srercrcr on Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:09 am

Just hook it up. Your fear of all emissions equipment is unjustified. It's just fuel VAPORS, dude.
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Postby foxtrot_lima_bravo on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:05 am

Here is another thread that discusses this issue:
http://gbodyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=9 ... ight=vapor

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