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i got a check engine code, the mechanic told me i need to replace the vent shut valve and the canister (something to do with pressurizing the gas tank) anyways he said that this doesn't affect the gas milage or the proformance and i dont need to replace it. What do you guys thik, it is pretty expensive should i replace it or not? what are the pro's and cons', thanks
by the way there are no emmisions test here in quebec, canada
1998 honda accord 2.3l v-tech, 4 door
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1998 accord 2.3 L, v-tec, 4 door, abs, 5 speed, 150 k miles
Looks like we have the same car, basically. The same thing happened with mine. Code P1457. The first thing I did was try a new gas cap -nothing. I check my mileage every tank, and saw no change, so ignored it as long as possible. But here in Wisconsin, we have the emission tests every two years, and after ignoring it for 20 months I had to do something.
I replaced the shut-valve. The only reason to replace the cannister is that the screws holding the valve onto it are impossible to back out. Mine had to be drilled out, and mounted w/ bolts and nuts, and a huge tie-wrap. Cleared the code, and passed the test.
To answer your question; if I didn't have the emission test to contend w/, I would've left it alone.
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the mechanic lied to you, as long as there is a code stored in the ECU the computer runs the enginein a 'default' mode. Performance and Fuel Milage is affected.
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