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Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by kombi2, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. kombi2

    kombi2 New Member

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    Hi all I am looking at a 79 T2 van but am a little confused by the emission control device sitting on top of the engine.Is it a standard thing?Is it necessary to be there? it makes the engine bay look untidy,Your opinions and input welcomed.
     

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  2. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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  3. kombi2

    kombi2 New Member

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    Ah,thanks for that.So not really needed but if taking it off I need to blank/fill in the head holes.Or just leave it there and leave belt off.
     
  4. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    If it were me I'd plug the holes in the head (or you'll have an exhaust leak)
    and remove everything else
    If you leave it there with the belt off and go for a blue slip (AUVIS in nsw) questions might be asked.
    The vehicle is too old for them to remember if it should have one or not
     
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  5. kombi2

    kombi2 New Member

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    Good advice rstucke thanks for that.
     
  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Our 79 twin carb had an original air pump when we purchased in 87. Bit of an add on construction. When you lifted the foot the engine 'ran on' for a few seconds. Disappeared somewhere along the years. Also had a canister behind drivers side tailight.
     
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  7. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I think the canister is a good idea
    It slows the fuel vapours going straight down your carby throats.
    Doesn't detract from performance.
    I've added one to Blitz from a t3
     
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  8. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Will find it and put it back one day.
     
  9. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Indeed.. they are on it.. folks in compliance know chassis numbers and the ADRs..
     
  10. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    All.. it's not EGR. It's the air pump to dilute exhaust gases.
     
  11. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Yep, the carbon canister was standard from Jan 76. Not a bad idea that one... I hate stinky fuel smells.
     

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