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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-16-02, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel smell in cabin

Hey guys,

I have an EL XR6 and I can smell fuel though the dash vents..

one mechanic here said I needed to replace the fuel canister and the solenoid.... does this sound right??

He reckons I over filled the fuel tank and it has backed up to the canister... does this mean I need to replace it??

and what does the fuel canister, and solenoid do???


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-16-02, 05:49 PM
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The canister is meant to absorb fuel vapour from the tank when the car is not running, stopping it from entering the atmosphere. Shortly after starting up the solenoid opens and draws air through the caniste from the tank and its vent valve on the cap. Its all about emission control and sucking up those nasty petrol fumes. Personally id have a very good look for leaks in your fuel system especially as its right on top of the starter motor and coil. BBBBBBBOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!


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