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what is this? - JohanFord1972coupe - 08-11-2019

And what does it do?[Image: LZRn-Fy-B6-QYCVKEb-Xml-Otgg.jpg]


RE: what is this? - Flatback72 - 08-11-2019



It's a charcoal canister. Quoting from https://www.cars.com/auto-repair/glossary/charcoal-canister/:

"Part of the car’s emissions controls, this charcoal-filled canister’s job is to absorb fuel vapor that would otherwise vent out to the atmosphere, causing pollution. Vapors trapped by the charcoal are released back into the engine through the purge valve and then burned."


RE: what is this? - JohanFord1972coupe - 08-11-2019

(08-11-2019, 04:07 AM)Flatback72 Wrote:

It's a charcoal canister. Quoting from https://www.cars.com/auto-repair/glossary/charcoal-canister/:

"Part of the car’s emissions controls, this charcoal-filled canister’s job is to absorb fuel vapor that would otherwise vent out to the atmosphere, causing pollution. Vapors trapped by the charcoal are released back into the engine through the purge valve and then burned."

is it safe to remove? If so, how?


RE: what is this? - Hemikiller - 08-11-2019

(08-11-2019, 04:38 AM)JohanFord1972coupe Wrote:
(08-11-2019, 04:07 AM)Flatback72 Wrote:

It's a charcoal canister. Quoting from https://www.cars.com/auto-repair/glossary/charcoal-canister/:

"Part of the car’s emissions controls, this charcoal-filled canister’s job is to absorb fuel vapor that would otherwise vent out to the atmosphere, causing pollution. Vapors trapped by the charcoal are released back into the engine through the purge valve and then burned."

is it safe to remove? If so, how?

There's no reason to remove it. The small rubber line connects to the steel vent line coming up from the fuel tank. If you remove the canister, then then fuel vapors will vent into the engine compartment.


RE: what is this? - delawarebill - 08-11-2019

if in good working order not need to remove.. i did remove mine cause i didn't like it.. ugly.. i just replaced it with a fuel filter to allow tank to vent and painted black.. now hidden. the engine bay is vented enough so i'm not worried about blowing it up... anyway it's been over 3 yrs and no bomb so far.


RE: what is this? - Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs - 08-11-2019

Nobody would ever even see it you have to go looking for it to find it, lol.
73 is different size from 71 72 for reference.
I do not have mine hooked up on my 73 just tin foil over the connection that would go to the air cleaner.


RE: what is this? - JohanFord1972coupe - 08-11-2019

(08-11-2019, 07:26 AM)delawarebill Wrote: if in good working order not need to remove..  i did remove mine cause i didn't like it.. ugly.. i just replaced it with a fuel filter to allow tank to vent and painted black.. now hidden. the engine bay is vented enough so i'm not worried about blowing it up... anyway it's been over 3 yrs and no bomb so far.


this is also what im thinking of doing. Link or pic of the fuel filter?