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Old 09-08-2003, 07:56 PM
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Can you identify this part?

I'm rebuilding my Grand Prix and trying to figure out what I can get rid of and what I must keep and what can go. It's going to be a non-computer controlled engine, and I can get rid of alot of the EPA crap. I was just wondering what this part is (see pic). I was told it a vacuum reserve tank to hold a vacuum for when under acceleration. Any help is greatly appericiated.

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Old 09-08-2003, 07:59 PM
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uhhh....forget something?
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no pic but you are probly talking about the carbon canister inthe drivers corner front engine bayyou can remove it if you wish but there is a gas tank vent line attaching to it that cannot be plugged or your car wont run for very long before it tries to suck the gas tank closed
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sry about the pic, I guess I forgot to attach it, I'll do it this time
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I had one of those on my Chevette, they're hollow, ever before you hit'em with a hammer
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lol, thanks for the heads up.
Anyone know what it is used for?
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it is a vacuum resivoir either for the cruise control or something along those lines just disconnect it and see what doesnt work if you can live without it leave it off
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it is a vacuum resivoir either for the cruise control or something along those lines just disconnect it and see what doesnt work if you can live without it leave it off
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Forsaken: You are correct...it's a vacuum reserve tank. It stores vacuum for times when vacuum is needed but not being produced by the engine, or gives you a reserve in case the engine dies. Hot-rodders with big cams use those for storing vacuum for the power brakes, and there are smaller ones used for the vacuum-operated heater/AC controls. It's not necessary, for the most part, but I'd set it on a shelf in your shop...just in case you decide you might want to use it later.

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thank you very much for your help guys, muchly appericiated. I'll set it aside just incase I decided I need it (actually, maybe I'll throw it on my truck!)
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Nothing worse than driving up a hill or passing someone and the panel vents blowing nice cold A/C on you are now blowing out the defrost. Take the line going in and connect it with the one going out. You'll just have to try it to see if you can live with it. It doesn't have anything to do with the power brakes. Years ago people would lose thier windshield wipers while climbing a hill because they were vacuum operated.
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well, my heater controls aren't vaccuum operated and I don't have AC (removed it, to expensive to fix), it has a power brake booster, but I'll see if I can live without it
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I had one of those on my Chevette, they're hollow, even before you hit'em with a hammer

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