This vehicle has the canister located on the drivers side rear above the differential. The hose connections are in the frame channel. This vehicle is not listed in the BARs locater. Would you do a LPFET test on it?
I don't test them and have never been dinged for it.
Thanks, I've never been dinged either. A local shop failed this vehicle for a small leak in the system. The customer took it to the shop next to me and they tested the evap and found no leaks. The owner of the S10 asked me if I could test the vehicle and I told him we didn't need to test the evap on that vehicle and his vehicle was falsely failed. I told him to contact the BAR.
What kills me the most about ALL OF THIS CRAP. BAR Didn't F ing KNOW.
Why was this post even started?
Since there is no info to be found on whether this vehicle should have and evap test, I was trying to manufacture some from smog techs to help this 85 year old man. Maybe with this info the smog shop that failed him will see they were wrong and retest for free. This poor old man spent $50 for the failed smog, $50 for the shop next door to tell him there is no leak in the fuel evap system, if this will help this man then I feel good to.
I told the owner of the S-10 to ask for a refund for the $50 they made him waste to check the evap system for leaks when in fact it was not leaking.
Plus I gave him the contact info so he could file a complaint with the BAR if necessary.
I appreciate all the helpful info you guys have shared.
The complaint needs to be against BAR, they really did tell us to figure it out on our own. It is technically testable, but one has to crawl under the bed to do it. We have had BAR reps tell us it is not fair to fat techs so don't test such things, but then there are techs who haven't read the EVAP manual and test everything.
Telling us to figure it out on our own has actually released quite a bit of HC into the atmosphere due to all the attempts on systems that aren't testable.