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Old 02-08-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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This is what I was talking about before, sounded like Bonnie94sse had the problem too.
What'* the deal?
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linky no worky....along with the pictures from the vandalism thread?...server problems?!
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Looks like the tubes are securely attached... You could try checking the other end of the tubes.
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yea mine does the smae thing when I start the car up. Only noticible when the hood is open

whats the deal??
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It'* trying to purge. I wonder if you guys have moisture in there? Something cold related?
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could be cold related. My car has NEVER experienced winter or coldness. It has been (relatively) cold 30* here. do you think that this is a problem or a normal operation
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I had just washed it in a DIY place, the first time i noticed it, it was right after a DIY place. Think it'* just sucking up watery air right after the wash? It sucks from under the car right?

I played with the revs under the hood once. When i tapped the Throttle (while under the hood) it would go faster with the RPM i think?
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yea mine does the same thing but every time that i have herd it, its dry underneath my car
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Here'* how it works on OBD-1...

The canister holds excess vapors from the gas tank. When the engine is running, it sucks the vapors from the canister when the purge valve pulses.

It pulses on when:

1. Engine is fully warmed up (coolant temp above 158 degrees)
2. Engine has been running for a specified amount of time (20 seconds warm, 2.5 minutes cold)
3. IAT reading above 50 degrees.
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...So this is normal? lol It wasn't 50 degrees, but it was on for a while, and warmed up.
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