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Can someone tell me what the hell this is?

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It's right in front of where the spare tire goes (used to, anyway) on my 02 FX4. It has something to do with the fuel, but I don't know what. Thanks.

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aaah i saw this the other day, something about the fumes and it goes in there, then that lets them escape or something
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it is the evaporator for the fuel system.......it collects the fumes off the gas when the truck isn't running and then releases them while it is running.....
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looks like a warp drive
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^^^^Or a flux capacitor....lol...
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charcoal canister.
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^^^^Or a flux capacitor....lol...
Damn, he found it.........now you'll definatly have to change your blinker fluid and muffler bearings.
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so in other words, don't remove it and trash it. I'm assuming it is needed?
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I'm assuming it is needed?
Most definetly.
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so in other words, don't remove it and trash it. I'm assuming it is needed?

its needed, if you remove it, everything SHOULD run normal, but its going to throw a check engine light
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and you wont be smog legal. (at least in ca)
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and you wont be smog legal. (at least in ca)


nothing is legal in cali
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I could care less about smog legal....we haven't had emissions here in Florida since 1998, but I don't want a check engine light, so the warp drive stays...damn I hate that thing. I wouldn't care, except it's big and ugly. Oh well.

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^^^^Or a flux capacitor....lol...
thats what i was thinking as well
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Its a device C4 explosive device installed by Gov. Schwarzenegger to elminate anyone who is a threat to the planet's eco-system.
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I could care less about smog legal....we haven't had emissions here in Florida since 1998, but I don't want a check engine light, so the warp drive stays...damn I hate that thing. I wouldn't care, except it's big and ugly. Oh well.

Ricky

you could always relocate it. and if ya take it off... the check engine light may or may not come on.. i took it off my bagged truck for a while(while i was redoing the back of the frame and i drove about 1500 miles before it came on aha
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theres a way around everything.... once you know how the system detects if its working correctly (most likly by inducing a vaccum into the sytem and test if the vacuum drops) you can get around it...

but is it worth all the work.. no


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