"Fuel Evaporative System (EVAP) - Gasoline
Inspectors are not required to perform disassembly of the vehicle to inspect the fuel evaporative
system. Visual inspection of the fuel cap is considered part of the Fuel Cap Integrity Test
detailed in Section 1.4.5, therefore is not required on 1996 and newer model year vehicles."
So are we still required to check the gas cap? Are you guys gonna fail if the seal is cracked? It also doesn't say to check and there is no longer an option on the new BAR97?
Book say no disassemble, no visual inspect so I follow orders and have not failed a gas cap on 96+ since the change. I check to see if it is there out of curiosity, and if there is an EVAP code I do a courtesy visual and functional free of charge.
I do same as D and just make sure gas cap is there, except for the 3 prong Ford caps cuz so many of the filler necks are cracked or chipped and I fail them for that. But BAR says the OBD2 will set a code if the EVAP isn't functioning correctly, we all no hardly any 96 to 99 vehicle catches an EVAP leak.
I'm with D. Failing a 1996+ vehicle for the gas cap (unless it's missing) is no different than failing a 1996+ vehicle for ignition timing or any vehicle for the fuel pipe restrictor. The procedures manual is pretty clear.