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Old 04-22-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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Okay, I did a bad this winter and broke this tubing while I was fighting with my battery. The clip that holds the battery in place is broke and cannot loosen/tighten, and I shattered that tube in the chilly weather trying to mess with it.

So, I patched it with some tubing. My question here I guess is what is it, what does it do?







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Unless I'm mistaken, that'* the fuel vapor line that runs from the fuel tank to the fuel vapor canister. If you follow the line towards the front of the car, it should run down behind the bottom of the radiator, towards the driver'* side of the car, then up and into the fuel vapor canister under the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

If that'* the line, it has a yellow sticker wrapped somewhere on it to note that the tubing isn't repairable...I can't comment about what might happen if the tubing is patched with a piece of rubber fuel line hose, but I suspect it should work ok as long as that connection doesn't leak.
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Unless I'm mistaken, that'* the fuel vapor line that runs from the fuel tank to the fuel vapor canister. If you follow the line towards the front of the car, it should run down behind the bottom of the radiator, towards the driver'* side of the car, then up and into the fuel vapor canister under the windshield washer fluid reservoir.

If that'* the line, it has a yellow sticker wrapped somewhere on it to note that the tubing isn't repairable...I can't comment about what might happen if the tubing is patched with a piece of rubber fuel line hose, but I suspect it should work ok as long as that connection doesn't leak.
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i third that!!(is that even possible?LOL) follow there advice here.
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I took a closer look at that last night, and yes, it does go to a canister right below the washer fluid. I couldn't find it'* yellow tag, but that'* just prolly cause I didn't look hard enough, lol.

To fix it, I got some undersized vinyl tube (it hasn't corroded or anything yet...) and sliped it over the black tubing with the help of a little soap to assure a tight fit.

Anyhow, what does this system do?

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It keeps gasoline vapors from being released to the atmosphere.
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Mmmm, raw hydrocarbons.....
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Do you like the smell of gas?
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So this deal decreases the pressure in the gas tank or something???

And yeah, who doesn't love the smell of gas...



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It keeps the vapors from escaping to the air.
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