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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 5l4y3r10, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. 5l4y3r10

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    What is this in the picture? The black box with wires etc goin in? It keeps clicking should it click??? Cant ad picture... If u look at the engine bay just above the washer bottel there is a black bax type thing with wires and hoses going in any help?
     
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  3. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    [SUP]no picture pal but guessing its the charcoal canister and yes its normal to click. [/SUP]
     
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    ok mate.. what does a charcoal canister do and why does it click?? sorry for noob questions by the way

    Picture added into post 1.
     
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    i think this is the charcoal canister as i have now researched which i should have done before /: but thanks for the help anyway. could anyone tell me what is actually happening in there when it clicks and what its purpose is as i am curious... thanks sandra for putting that photo on (Y)
     
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    It captures fuel vapours and prevents them from entering the atmosphere by recycling them. That's what's happening when it clicks
     

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