AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/23/20 6:56 p.m.

I broke the charcoal evap canister when I took the C4 apart, and now I'm looking at the location of my fuel tank and the vent line in the filler, and I'm thinking it would be a good idea to have a working evap system.

question: can I replace that at no budget hit?

Mr_Asa Dork
7/23/20 6:58 p.m.

How broke is broke? Will JB Weld hold it through the challenge?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/23/20 9:26 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

The bracket was in my way so I sawzall'd through the whole shebangabang.

Mr_Asa Dork
7/23/20 9:32 p.m.

I think you may be up a creek, my friend

I thought you might have something under the emergency/wear and tear rule, but:

Parts may not be replaced at no budget impact under this rule if they were broken or heavily degraded when the car was purchased, or if the competitor knew failure was likely due to modifications.


I would have thought that stock emissions stuff would be on the budget exception list

Run_Away [FS]
Run_Away [FS] Dork
7/23/20 10:05 p.m.

I would think you're okay, I had a similar situation with breaking my windshield while pulling the engine out during a test fit and people said I was okay.

bgkast (Forum Supporter)
bgkast (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/24/20 12:40 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

If it was working and in good shape when the car was purchased and was damaged during removal I would argue that rule is not applicable.

What's it look like inside? Can you make one with PVC and


Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/24/20 6:59 a.m.

Im good with no budget hit. 

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/24/20 7:41 a.m.

Emissions are not on the budget exemption list. Only a few safety items are. 

There have been rulings in the past of being penalized for breaking an otherwise good part. But I'm cool with no budget hit if you replace with an equivalent condition part.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
7/24/20 7:43 a.m.

I don't think it's legal. Both from a current rules standpoint and from the can of worms it opens. I'm personally fine with it, but that doesn't mean that it's fair. Going to have to ask Tom on this one. 

Seems like that would be an easy junkyard find.  Or from someone taking it off thinking that there's power to be made by making the car more dirty.

Supposedly from a 3rd gen F body.

looks pretty simple. You could use the stuffins from your old cannister. (the Kingston thing was a joke)

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