Charcoal Canister

Big Dawg

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Aug 2, 2020
Hi again,

Quick question about the Charcoal Canister. Since I have got the car back on the road after sitting parked for almost 20+ years, everytime i go to fuel up after about 20litres the gas starts to overflow out of the filler neck, I know for certain that the tank is not even half way full.

Could this be because of a bad or plugged up charcoal canister, preventing the air to vent and letting fuel fill up without overflowing?

I was thinking of just getting another canister and replacing it, or is it even needed? I was thinking if I get rid of it, what would be the negatives and positives.

I have been reading a bunch of threads on various forums and there are people saying get rid of it, keep it, or relocate.

Thanks guys,
 

TType85

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May 25, 2001
Did you replace the gas tank by any chance? I have heard the newer spectra tank has issues like that filling the tank. They made the baffles better than the previous tank but it is hard to fill.

I would keep the charcoal canister to cut down the gas smell when it sits.
 

Big Dawg

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Aug 2, 2020
Did you replace the gas tank by any chance? I have heard the newer spectra tank has issues like that filling the tank. They made the baffles better than the previous tank but it is hard to fill.

I would keep the charcoal canister to cut down the gas smell when it sits.
Hi, I actually did replace the tank with a Spectra Tank last Aug. Hmm who would have thought that a better built tank would cause a spillng issue.

Also I decided to keep the Canister I just relocated it between the fender and steering box. How long does the Canister last? I blew the Vent line from the tank to the tank while it was unplugged just make sure there was no obstructions.

I also ordered a Charcoal Canister off Amazon that was a direct replacement for an '85 and it turns out that it doesn't have the sensor plug in. It was a Standard Motor Products Part # CP1022. Im just going to send it back.

Thanks
 
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