Focus T-stat housing
A common problem with Focus coolant leaks is the thermostat housing
cracking. Just changing the thermostat won't fix it. You have to change
the housing as well. Here's how to do it.
Understanding Ported EGR Vacuum
The EGR system on throttle body injection operates under "ported" vacuum.
Understanding how ported vacuum works can help you diagnose some EGR
EVAP System Operation
EVAP System Operation
Amazon Printed Books
Amazon Kindle Edition
Explain the operation of the EVAP system. The EVAP system is in charge of
recovering the excess fuel vapors and re-introducing them into the engine.
It isn't just an emission system. If it malfunctions is also has a huge
effect on engine performance and certain components operation will be
cancelled by the ECM if the EVAP system fails. Learn how they operate here
and how to test. The OBD-II scanner or Scan-1 is used to diagnose these
systems and evaluate the process. See how it works.
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Automotive Evaporative Emissions - Part One
From www.autofixworld.com: Part One of a two-part video describes how
onboard monitors test vehicle fuel containment systems for fuel vapor
leaks. Three types are discussed: pressure test; vacuum test; and natural
vacuum leak detection.
How To Install Replace Vapor Canister Vent Valve 2001-06 Hyundai Elantra
Purchase the part shown in this video here.
In this video, 1A Auto shows how to remove, install, and replace the vapor
canister vent valve on a 01-06 Hyundai Elantra.
Fuel Vapor Canister Solenoid
A 101 on the sophisticated computer purge valve, the component of the car
which is used for its vapor recovery systems.
How To Find A Vacuum Leak - EricTheCarGuy
Vacuum leaks are one of the biggest causes of engine performance problems.
This video is pretty straight forward in it's approach to finding a vacuum
leak. On thing I might mention is that not all vacuum leaks are at the
engine. Some HVAC systems run on engine vacuum and can cause a leak under
the dash in some cases. I've even seen vacuum operated door locks. Just be
sure to be careful spraying flammable stuff on a hot engine, you don't want
to take one problem and make it a whole lot worse. You can also use a spray
bottle with water to do this same test. It may not be as effective, but you
don't have to worry about spraying a flammable substance on a hot engine.
For more information on diagnosing engine performance issues, check out
this article I wrote.
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Ford Explorer Charcoal Canister Cleaning
If you have a Check Engine Light on for Emissions (Such as P0446) this
could help you! Remove the lines by squeezing the clips, undo the 3 bolts
holding the unit up, and undo the electrical connector. Use carb/choke
cleaner to spray down the parts and to dissolve the dirt and grime, let
parts sit for about 1-2 mins, then reinstall!
VR6 Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve (N80) - 720p How to DIY
This video shows how to remove and install an EVAP Canister Purge Regulator
Valve (N80) on a 12v AAA MKIII VR6 (1991-1999.5). There are small
differences with the 12v and 24v MKIV VR6 (1999.5 +) but unless someone
gives me one, I can't make a specific video ;)
I had the following DTC using Vag-Com:
16824 - EVAP Emission Control Sys: Malfunction
P0440 - 35-00 - -
N80 VW Part #: 077 133 517 C
Replacing your N80 is a common fix for the above fault. If that doesn't
work, you can also replace your gas cap and check your lines for leaks.
Some VR6s do not have an N80 Valve (so I'm told).
Should be the same procedure for all VR6 MK3 Volkswagens (Golf, Jetta,
Corrado, Passat, Eurovan, Audi, Polo, Cabriolet, Bora, Vento, Typ 1H A3,