WHAT DO I DO WITH THE VAPOR CANISTER

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  1. 79GPSJ

    79GPSJ Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    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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    dan2286 Royal Smart Person

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    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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    79GPSJ Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    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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    supercrackerbox Master Mechanic

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    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.


    :p
     
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  5. 79GPSJ

    79GPSJ Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    :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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    supercrackerbox Master Mechanic

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    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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    Doober Royal Smart Person

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    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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    79GPSJ Not-quite-so-new-guy

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

    srercrcr G-Body Guru

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    Just hook it up. Your fear of all emissions equipment is unjustified. It's just fuel VAPORS, dude.
     
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