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*Nevermind, OP is an Idiot* Damn Evap System Done Disappeared!? What did PO do?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Czechnology, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    Czechnology

    Czechnology [OP] Active Member

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    Was watching some yootoobs about the 5VZ-FE emissions control system for fun (I'm a fun person, everyone says) to learn me more better about car things and saw someone pointing out the giant charcoal canisters in I think a V6 '99 four runner (same engine). I realized then that I'd never noticed them in my taco's engine bay, which seems pretty impressive given how big and obvious they looked in the video. Just ran out to the garage and sure enough my evap canisters are missing.

    taconovapo1.jpg

    taconovapo2.jpg

    WTF am I looking at here? Some kind of "delete?" Is the previous owner stealing muh em pee geeze? Am killing the polar bears and spotted owls by dumping gas fumes in the air?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    Czechnology

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    Oh I should note that I have no CEL, never smelt fuel anywhere around the truck (except that time I replaced the fuel filter and had to re-seat the flare nut) have good idle, and am getting about 18 MPG mixed driving on this shitty winter fuel.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    turbodb

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    Not all first gens or 5VZ-FE's are exactly the same - Toyota made little changes each year to various parts. The evap system moved out of the engine bay in later model year Tacoma's (01 or 02-04 - so yours for sure). Back by the fuel tank I believe.

    Consider yourself lucky - you can mount other stuff there in the engine bay now :).
     
  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    Sperrunner

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    I think its 02-04 that is above the fuel tank. 01 till had it there
     
  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    willie64

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    Never seen one on my truck either.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    Czechnology

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    Oh... now that you mention it, I remember seeming some weird, black cylinder looking things under the truck at the rear when I was down there greasing zerks or replacing the drive shaft carrier bearing or something. Still, the rats nest looking thing where the canisters would go is a real eyesore. Shame on toyota for that aesthetic fail... right guys? who's with me?
     
  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    Damn, now I'm gonna hafta go lay in the snow, under my truck to see if I gots one. Might take a flashlight.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:55 AM
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    If you did not have one your MIL would be your constant friend .

    Your Truck would never pass emissions if you have testing where you are
     

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