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Unread 12-11-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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charcoal canister?

I'm not sure if that's what it is or not but when I have the bumper off it hangs down past the unibody under the driverside headlight. My question is can I remount this somewhere so it's not in harms way with the bumper off?

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Unread 12-11-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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You can move it where you think it will fit and move the line too. I know some people remove them but that is not the best thing to do or legal thing to do. I think some people turn them sideways or tilt them also.
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Unread 12-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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I've heard it mounts well on the passenger-side firewall
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Unread 12-12-2011, 06:03 AM   #5
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How did you do yours?
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Unread 12-12-2011, 06:57 AM   #6
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You can move it where you think it will fit and move the line too. I know some people remove them but that is not the best thing to do or legal thing to do. I think some people turn them sideways or tilt them also.
How is removing it illegal?? I'm just curious.

I could see maybe something about the exhaust fumes being let out into the atmosphere. But how is that different then gas evaporating out of a gas can or the fumes that escape when refueling?

To make sure the fumes aren't not being wasted though, I just used a t-fitting to replace the can and all is well
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Unread 12-12-2011, 08:14 AM   #7
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The purpose of the can is to collect fuel vapors (long hose from tank to can) and then the solenoid only opens at certain times to "purge" the can and lets the vac suck the accumulated fumes into the intake manifold.
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How is removing it illegal?? I'm just curious.

I could see maybe something about the exhaust fumes being let out into the atmosphere. But how is that different then gas evaporating out of a gas can or the fumes that escape when refueling?

To make sure the fumes aren't not being wasted though, I just used a t-fitting to replace the can and all is well
It's illegal because it's an emissions item....legally not any different than running with out a catalytic converter.
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It's illegal because it's an emissions item....legally not any different than running with out a catalytic converter.
Eh good thing I dont have to worry about that here in minnesota
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Unread 12-12-2011, 12:16 PM   #10
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Eh good thing I dont have to worry about that here in minnesota
Wrong. Tampering with vehicle emission equipment is illegal in every state and also violates Federal law. Don't confuse lack of a state emission inspection program with allowing removal of emission equipment.
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Wrong. Tampering with vehicle emission equipment is illegal in every state and also violates Federal law. Don't confuse lack of a state emission inspection program with allowing removal of emission equipment.
Oh I am not confused. I just know that my trail rig, that rarely is used on the streets, is never going to be checked unless MN decides to do inspections again

Having a t-fitting in place of the can and still allowing the gasoline vapors to get to the manifold, isn't a big problem. I have no CEL and the vapors are not going into the atmosphere.

Why would anyone even want that? That would be basically allowing your gas evaporate freely. I personally can't afford that.

So on that note, to each there own...
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