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Old 07-19-2002, 10:52 PM
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I have never changed the charcoal canister on my 79 450SL.
What is the function of the the canister ? - does it need to be changed periodical
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Old 09-06-2002, 12:30 PM
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The charcoal cannister stores fuel vapor while the engine is shut off. When it is re-started, a purge line sucks the vapor into the intake so it can be burned. Generally you don't need to replace them.

PS did you ever get your power back?
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