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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 19th, 2013, 8:35 pm Thread Starter
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What are the benefits of doing this and what are the symptoms if you don't

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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 19th, 2013, 9:04 pm
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Re: Canisterectomy

I never removed mine until I needed space for an on-board compressor. Often they can become clogged and create a vacuum in the tank that can collapse the tank and damage the fuel sending unit. Easy to tell as when you undo the gas cap after a ride you hear a whoosh.

Mine was working perfectly for 8 years but I pulled it for the space.

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post #3 of 4 Old Aug 19th, 2013, 10:53 pm
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Re: Canisterectomy

That's enough said right there. I removed the canister from my current LT, as a preventive measure. Before I started hanging out on this forum, my first LT had the problem that John describes and I paid good money to a dealer to fix the fuel sending unit tube and remove the canister. Was told that the charcoal canister serves no performance function but that it is rather a eco-friendly device that filters gas fumes before they are emitted into the atmosphere. Other than the woosh sound when opening the gas cap the vacuum can cause stalling due to starving for gas. That was my problem.


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post #4 of 4 Old Aug 20th, 2013, 5:01 am
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Check out "Similar Threads" below for more detailed information, pictures and how to do. I think that "Halls of Wisdom" is also loaded with similar details.

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