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Old 03-25-2020, 06:11 PM   #1
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Relocation of fuel tank charcoal canister.

We have removed the cross bracing above the spare tire, the charcoal canister is way bigger than expected and need to relocate.
Any suggestions or instructions will be much appreciated.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:51 PM   #2
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I rotated mine 90 degrees and mounted it to the frame rail. Had to shorten the inlet hose.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thank you Larry

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I rotated mine 90 degrees and mounted it to the frame rail. Had to shorten the inlet hose.
Thank you very much Larry. Happy travels, your site is awesome.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:41 AM   #4
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Just a thought. A few years ago I was having trouble fueling my van - the gas nozzle kept popping off due to back pressure. Turns out the vent for that charcoal canister was totally plugged with dirt. I drive mainly dirt roads and the location of that vent catches all of it. To prevent any more dirt accumulating in the vent I connected a long length of plastic tubing to the vent and ran it all the way up under the hood, by the headlight, where it does not pick up all the dust kicked up by the tires. No more problems. So since you are accessing that canister, now might be a good time to add that vent line.
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Old 03-27-2020, 05:15 PM   #5
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Great suggestion, thank you Deserteagle56
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:20 PM   #6
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While we're telling stories about our charcoal canisters, I had a strange problem with my engine dying when driving up very steep 4x4 trails. It turned out gasoline was getting out of my TransferFlow via the tank suction hose, flowing back into my canister, and then getting sucked into the engine, flooding it. Fix was to add a loop of tubing before the canister input, to an elevation significantly above the gas tank.



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Old 03-27-2020, 07:19 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone for all your information and support.

Wow I am continually amazed with everyone on this forum, how so very helpful you are sharing your experiences and knowledge. Once again you have shared so much more than I imagined or even thought of.
I lay awake nights thinking of each step of this build process.
I can only do like one step at a time processing and visualizing how to resolve all the unknown unknowns which keep coming up each step of the way. Just like the charcoal canister being so big.
The New York, minimal rust has turned out to be, one can say a mountain of rust. I believe we finally had discovered the last hole in the floor pan. Three cut outs and patches, both rear lower quarter panel corners cut out and replaced inside and out, about 20" in front of the left rear tire, over 3 1/2'of 1/4" X 3" steel stock all welded in now and finally back to just the lower body work. Feels good, looking forward to interior build end of next week.
I am grateful for all your help.
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