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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 04-21-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
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on the drivers in the engine compartment by the head lights there is a cylinder about 5in accrost what is this
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I'm gonna take a shot...

Your charcoal canister?
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sounds right to me.
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what the hell is the charcoal canister and what purpose does it serve?
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It'* basically for emissions.
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It takes the gas vapors from the gas tank instead of putting them out into the atmosphere. It stores them until the engine is turned on, then it sucks the vapors into the throttle body.
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