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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 08:38 AM
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need more info w/charcoal can

Please look to the bottom, I've added more info to my problem.


Hey, I have a strong smell of gas as I'm driving, It's been
going on for a couple of weeks, I've checked all the clamps,
hoses and carb, last night I took of my fenders to cut in new TJ flairs and noticed that the charcoal can had a strong smell of gas. Is this normal or do I have a problem?
I went out a checked another Vic, didn't smell anything thier.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 08:44 AM
 
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Re: charcoal can

It is a distinc possibility that the can is bad.

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Re: charcoal can

Is this the one?

1. It's lilkely full of gas.
2. It's likley Kaput.
3. It'll likely cause the CJ to die at idle.
4. Replace it.
5. $60 at the dealer.

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Re: charcoal can

Thanks Guys,

I'm on my way to the parts store!

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Re: charcoal can

What would cause the can to fill up with gas? And how do you keep the new one from filling up?

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Re: charcoal can

The canister can fill up from three reasons that I know of (I'm sure there are more):

1. Over filling the gas tank all the way up to the gunnels.
2. Off camber positions when the gas backs up in the vent line.
3. Just plain ol' age.

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Re: charcoal can

Has anyone heard of a rebuild kit for these? I was talking to a local at a jeep only store and he said that they had a kit of filter that you can use to replace the contents, basicly a rebuild.

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Re: charcoal can

Ideally the filter should be replacable, but availability may not be to likely. good luck, Scott.

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 09:04 PM
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Re: charcoal can

thanks guys, one more thing, the previous owner installed the 350, the charcoal can only has one hose hooked up and it's the tank line, all others have been cut off, I have an Edelbrock carb, the vacuum from the hei goes into the front of the carb, the carb has a line going into the pcv, there is not a line from the carb to the can, only the tank line is hooked up,

Is it o.k. or should something else be hooked up?

Thanks for all the feedback, I need it and appreciate your help.

Steve

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