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Evaporative canister housing rotted off.

For months I've seen this small battery sized metal housing dangling further and further under the passenger side of behind the rear bumper cover until finally it started dragging while I was on the highway and i had nothing i could use to Cobb it together so I had cut all the connecting lines and rubber hoses to remove it. I had figured it was some sort filtration device. After looking in my Haynes manual it turns out its most likely the EVAP canister. Since I have removed this Device I have noticed no difference in performance or driveability. My question is, should I put the canister back on or am I going to have any additional issues. I'm assuming this will cause my check engine light to come on? Am I safe to leave it off for an unsaid amount of time while keep driving the car?

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THe timing of the oil pump is irrelevent as no matter where it is timed as long as it is pumping oil. you must have a leak from a cam or crank seal or maybe the oil pressure sender. hope this helps. regards Ben.

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