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anyone got any? what does it do, how does it work? its ugly i want it out. ill be seein if it causes a CEL. if it does, how can i bypass it? will it cause drivability issues? is this place the wrong place to ask this?

yes i know itll fail emissions if the tech knows one should be there, and doesnt see one. its just fugly. id like to clean up my engine bay so i too can pop my hood at our gtgs...
 

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Its a scrubber for crank case fumes. Right now, you've turned your car into a polluter (well, more than before).

If you want to remove it, just plug up the hoses. You can buy chrome dress-up parts though if the sight of it offends you.
 

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When I did my coldside supercharger, I took it out because I had an intake where it should be. I lived that way for about 3 months before I put it back on the hotside of the bay. Here's my observations.

1: on OBDII cars, you'll get a CEL very randomly and not very often without the charcoal canister there. Once the ECU sees it, it won't check for it again, but if you reset and don't have it in place, you may get a code within like 500 miles. It takes a long time to show up unlike most other emissions codes.

2: it's attached to the gas tank. Fumes from the tank get trapped in the charcoal and then sucked into the intake. You can follow the line from the gastank, up the frame, and into the bottle. One small line connects it to the intake through the evap actuator. One large line goes out the bottom and back to the frame and dumps to the air right near the passenger side motor mount.

3: You'll get a large gas smell on warm days after you park without the charcoal canister. My garage stunk of gas for 3 months. For this reason, I put the thing back in and ran lines to the other side of the bay.

So that's what I learned about the cannister. Ugly thing, but it does its job.
 

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Oh yeah. To eliminate it, you just take the one hard line that came from the fender and plumb it into the other hard line that dumps out of the fender. If you plug the lines, you'll need to buy a gas filler cap with a built in vent. Gotta vent it somehow.
 
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