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Old 02-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Question evap capillary sensor

hey guys. ive had my engine light on for a few weeks now about the .5mm evap capillary leak. this problem usually comes and goes but this time around it hasnt cleared. i replaced my fuel cap with no success, others recommend a new charcoal canister. personally im not sure what that part is for and why its worth changing (cost is a few hundred). meanwhile, id prefer it if my engine light was ready to signal me for something more serious *knock on wood*. so my question is, where is the sensor for this fault? anyway of disabling it? or maybe this idea is completely foolish
maxbimmer, give me some insight!
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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The charcoal canister is just another part of the emissions control system in the car. I wouldn't wait for it to get serious since for most the easy fix is a new fuel cap and that already didn't clear up the code. The code is coming up for a reason and just a couple quick minutes online, there can be a whole slew of issues that could easily put you into a lot of repairs. Definitely get it diagnosed to see what's happening.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:11 AM   #3
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