Does anyone know if the manufactures has corrected the issue with the charcoal canister? Is there a particular manufacturer that is recommended?
Perhaps there is nothing holding them in place, but failures have always been attributed to overfueling. Have you experienced a different failure mode?Having just cut one open I can assure you it is clearly a design flaw. There is absolutely nothing holding the filters in place.
In that case, when you finish the re-design you can offer the community a superior alternative to OE.Absolutely. The faulty design makes it so that the separating filters cannot stay in place when I leave on its side. It appears it would work fine if it was standing up.
The popular consensus is incorrect. The vent line that is connected to the neck is directly connected back to the gas tank itself. The lines connected to the charcoal canister or different lines. To add to that the charcoal canister is positioned high above the gas tank and even further above the vent line going to the neck.
Given that many of us have not had problems for the lives of our cars, that would not tell you anything. My Skys have 115 and 95 thousand miles on them with no canister issues.The possibility exist that someone has already reached out to the manufacturer and the issue has been corrected. That is the purpose of this post hoping to hear from someone that knows.
Taking into consideration that the original canister is 15 years old I am hoping that someone has replaced one say 5 or 10 years ago and can reply that they have done so it had no issues cents.
I bought the higher - mileage one new in '06, and the other one used.Have you owned them since they were brand new? That would be handy information if the canisters are lasting 100,000 miles it is certainly worth $127 to replace it.
The vent line in the filler neck is right at the top, so I think fuel would have to be dripping out of the top before it would actually get to the vent line when the car is just sitting level. Fuel - in very small incremental quantities - is going to get into the vent during cornering, and then get sucked into the canister when the ECM does the vacuum purge of the fuel tank. Consider @Rob the Elder 's comment that the failures were occuring ca 10 years on and you can see that the quantities are small, but cumulative......
I did take it down to fill it up with fuel with everything off of it. After filling up the tank and spending a considerable amount of time trying to force more fuel into the tank I was unable to push anything through any of the lines. With the main line that plugs into the canister I expected to get something out of it seeing as how it was now lower than it typically is but I got nothing.
That’s all of the information I have, The new one arrives tomorrow.
Forum member @Hoosier GXP is a rebuilder of salvage Kappas and a purveyor of used parts, so he may have one. There is also a well-known salvage company named ReLine Automotive in Floeida that frequently has Kappa parts. I have tagged Hoosier so he will likely comment here, and you can find RedLine on line.I was trying to fix my electric mirrors and figured out the switch is burnt up. Does anyone know where I could find one?
Also if anyone can think of any questions or any test they would like for me to try while it is disassembled let me know.