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Old 03-18-2015, 06:59 AM   #1
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Activated charcoal replacement - "evap rebuild"

I was told by an indy that after a torn/rubbed hose to my evap was replaced, SES not going out meant, the evap charcoal was water logged
(charging 600 for replace/install jeez, used costs less than 100 and just by looking at it seems like an hours worth of work, but this INDY shop is typically fair and good, i know OEM price can be ~350)
So I assume my EVAP piece is still fuctional but the charcoal is now saturated maybe?

My sx include not being able to pump gas to full capacity w/out having to repeatedly do a "top off" for like the last 3-4 or sometimes 8 gallons or so, varies

Would it be unheard of/worthwhile to just open it up and buy some home depot actv charcoal, clean out said EVAP piece and refill w/new charcoal?

Thanks for your guys opinion and my possible lack of not finding another thread like this or posting in the wrong area, you guys are awesome..
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:40 PM   #2
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no thoughts anyone? haha, well i have heard of ppl doing a charcoal canister delete and opponents called it moronic, since its already busted maybe ill just give it a try and report my findings here!

but opinions still welcome!
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