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post #1 of 4 Old 11-10-2019, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Charcoal canister - strong gas smell

After last week getting my Jeep started for the first time in many years (Ran for less than 5 minutes). The garage had a strong gas smell for about three days. I have the full new walker exhaust system cat, muffler, pulse system installed.
I had upgraded my charcoal canister a long time ago that might of been hooked up wrong?
I shook the canister and didn’t hear anything. Should I replace it? Do they still make these that have the four ports and shaped round?
Lastly the carter carburetor (8384) hasn’t been rebuilt but I just found a carb company near by to rebuild it. thinking this could be the source as well.

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-10-2019, 08:53 PM
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i just had to pull my tank last week due to cracked hose. i would try and get a good look at the rubber hoses on the tank and frame. after running mine the feed line would drain a little gas on top of the tank. i also found my roll over valve was backwards. i did research before all this looking for a canister in case mine was bad. i did find that delorean parts in tx has one that is pretty much identical to the amc one. if not GM still offers the basic canister i have used in the past. there is only two large ports one in and one out. i would put a T fitting on the carb and tank line to the canister. then plumb in the vacuum actuate valve in the line to the engine.

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If the hoses at the tank have never been replaced, it's worth replacing them. They would be almost 40 years old.

Make sure you use good hoses....for stuff like that I prefer NAPA

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-11-2019, 03:51 PM
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i bought a roll of 1/4 and 5/16 25ft rolls on summit. they are made by dayco in the USA. it was the low pressure of 50psi which is perfect for this. each roll was little over 20 dollars a roll. i also replaced my sending unit since it was down because my gauge was all over the place. i figured i would use the extra hose for redoing the emissions in the engine compartment.

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