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Is it ok to remove the Charcoal Canister?

coyle Jan 28, 2011

  1. coyle

    coyle From Show... to GO

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    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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  3. Jade S3

    Jade S3 270bhp 13.6 1/4 mile

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    Hey coyle i removed mine when fitting the oil catch can and now the pcv breather system is alot cleaner, no negatives
     
  4. coyle

    coyle From Show... to GO

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    sounds good to me, i'll get rid of it then :yes:
     
  5. Welly

    Welly 335D Driver :-)

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    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.
     
  6. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Hahahaha
     
  7. darko

    darko Registered User

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    Is there a guide anywhere to doing this ?
     
  8. Welly

    Welly 335D Driver :-)

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    There sort of is on my hybrid build thread. I'm on my phone so can't put a link.
     

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