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    Senior Member pandas's Avatar
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    Evap Fault - Carbon Canister Replacement

    Hi guys,

    Car threw a EVAP fault, had my mechanic scan it and mentioned the Carbon canister needs replacing. Now a genuine one will set me back ~$250, however I've seen OE ones on ebay / ali express for less than $50. Seeing that it is just a canister and a hose, is there any reason why I should go with the cheaper option?

    Interesting enough the fault went away after giving a good blast of BP Ultimate. Usual just fill it up on the way home at Caltex or United, can anyone explain the reason behind that?

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    I can't explain the BP Ultimate but I was in the same boat about a year ago on my K04 MK5 Jetta (same engine as the gti), ended up going with the ebay cannister with no issues so far..touch wood

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    Seems to happen to that genre of engines. You may find that a 20 km drive will extinguish the CEL.

    I noticed that if you do not fill the tank to the brim, it will not happen. I reckon an over filled fuel tank caused some fuel to be sucked into the evap control system causing the CEL. Happened to my Mk2 TT and a friend's MkV GTI.
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