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[General] Charcoal Canister flushing and inspection HOW TO

VS_Pete

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Yours might be a non serviceable type just replace don`t repair
 

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I think the VT V6 had it underbody near the fuel tank. It is a square unit as opposed to the round one as pictured first post. V8 may be the same but unsure. Then again, that is off the top of my head and I may very well be wrong.

I also noticed people wanted to know where to relocate the charcoal canister in VN/VR/VS models. A good place is to hide it under the drivers side guard. It can be well hidden under the plastic and tidies up the engine bay that little bit more.
i have a vs v8 and its in the same spot in the v6's
 

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Good simple writeup.

What's the rationale behind flushing the charcoal canister? Does it reduce emissions or are there other effects?
 

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can they make your car run bad if blocked?
 

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Rod as far as i know you can just run the car without it and it's not illeagal such as removing a catylictic convertor. I had some lines hanging down in my bay and i asked what they were and bloke say charcoal can, don't worry bout it ?
 

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oh ok fun_bucket, my cars been running bad lately because of the canister purge solenoid, i would hate to see what mine would run like without the charcoal canister lol
 

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Rod as far as i know you can just run the car without it and it's not illeagal such as removing a catylictic convertor. I had some lines hanging down in my bay and i asked what they were and bloke say charcoal can, don't worry bout it ?
What about ADR 27A every car built after mid 76 has a charcoal canister isn't it a part of the emission control systems?
It would be a defect if one was to be anal about it, its mentioned in the modification guides that it should be there.
 

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i dont think the cars emissions would be any higher coming out the exhaust pipe without the charcoal canister, but there would probably be a smell of fuel under the bonnet maybe even in the car. but thats just my oppinion
 

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the charcoal canister is part of a road worthy requirement as it is for fuel vapours that build up in the fuel tank they get directed to the canister and filtered if I'm not mistaken
 
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