The New Smaller OTC Leak Tamer

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© Summary:  New product announcement, the new OTC Leak Tamer smoke machine used for checking evaporative leaks. Commonly called EVAP leaks. An EVAP leak is a fuel vapor leak in the car’s evaporative system. The evaporative system in a car is designed to minimize the amount of fuel vapors that escape into the outside air. Read the rest…

EVAP System Vent Problems – Gas Won’t Go Into Tank

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The black specs in the picture are charcoal pellets that came from the charcoal canister.

© Summary: DenLors auto repair blog covering a common EVAP (Evaporative Emission Control) system problem. EVAP charcoal canisters can contaminate the system causing flow and vent issues. Sometimes problems with venting can make it almost impossible to fill up at the gas pump. A very frustrating ordeal at the pump is to have the pump shut-off while putting gas in BEFORE the tank is full. Some vehicles even have the fuel splash back out due to improper vent tube operation. This car repair article points out several things to look for when charcoal from an EVAP canister has broken loose and has entered the EVAP lines causing a blockage.

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Common EVAP Codes – Car Tools, Tips & Advice

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Evap Hose Leak 1

©  Summary: Car repair blog covering the most common causes of EVAP fault codes which are a major reason for Check Engine Lights to come on. Explanation of the purpose of Evaporative systems and tips on what to look for when trouble shooting EVAP fault codes. With a code reader or scan tool, many times the cause of a car’s EVAP code can be diagnosed without additional car mechanic’s specialty tools. Learn which faults are simple fixes and when help from a car repair manual or a dealer tech on-line may be needed. Related car tool blog linked for “EVAP smoke machine use” when leaks are hard to find. Read the rest…