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Signs of a Failing EVAP canister

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The canister purge valve, also commonly referred to as the purge valve, is an important component of your Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. This system restricts the fuel vapours created in your fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere by trapping them in a charcoal canister. When your engine begins to run at regular speed, the EVAP system slowly allows these vapours to be released into your engine, which burn like regular fuel. The flow of these vapours is controlled by your canister purge valve, which regulates when and how much of these vapours enter your engine. The canister purge valve is electrically operated, and is also referred to commonly as a solenoid. The most common purge valve issues are when the purge valve is stuck open or closed, or does not open at the proper time. The symptoms are listed below that may indicate your canister purge valve is not functioning properly. 1. Check Engine Light Is On The first sign of trouble for your canister purge valve is the

What to do if your engine overheats

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Tips on What To Do When Your Engine Overheats We hunted down car cooling system designers to find out what happens when cars overheat (it's not pretty) and what you can do to help prevent a breakdown Most cars are equipped with warning lights and a pressure relief valve, so if your engine starts to overheat, you'll probably get advance warning before it damages the engine. But don't keep driving. Important steps to follow when the warning light flashes are: 1. Pull over. 2. Turn off your engine. 3. Call for help. Be a smart car fault finder. What you need is your SMARTPHONE A BLUETOOTH CONNECTION OBDII SCANNER  Even a child of 8 years can follow an easy to use guide. Get your own from Amazon store Now That's it — stop there. Don't even think about touching the radiator cap while you're waiting for a tow truck. The cooling system is highly pressurized. Just loosening the cap a little can set off a geyser of hot coolant. Also,