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Is it ok to remove the Charcoal Canister?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by coyle, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. coyle
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    [Jan 28, 2011]
    Im trying to tidy up my engine bay as much as I can at the moment,
    so far I've removed the N249 hoses, and am in the process of replacing most rubber hoses with silicone.

    so wanted to know, is it ok just to get rid of the charcoal cannister?
    my mates got a 1.8T A3, and he got rid of his, so i don't see why i cant,

    Is there any positives or negatives to doing this?? other than just removing some **** from the bay?
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    [Jan 28, 2011]
    Hey coyle i removed mine when fitting the oil catch can and now the pcv breather system is alot cleaner, no negatives
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    [Jan 28, 2011]
    sounds good to me, i'll get rid of it then :yes:
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    [Jan 28, 2011]
    Leave the solenoid electronically connected to avoid fault codes :thumbsup:.

    Make sure you vent the pipe properly as well to avoid fuel vapour in the engine bay - can cause obvious issues such as large explosions and the like.

    Finally, cap off the metal pipe which runs across the bulkhead - it goes to both the TIP and the TB. This left open will cause you a large vac/boost leak.
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    [Jan 28, 2011]
    Hahahaha
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    [Jan 29, 2011]
    Is there a guide anywhere to doing this ?
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    [Jan 29, 2011]
    There sort of is on my hybrid build thread. I'm on my phone so can't put a link.
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