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 Posted: 01-06-2018 10:36 pm
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Jensen Healey

Joined: 03-11-2005
Location: San Anselmo, California USA
Posts: 983
The purpose of the carbon is to absorb fuel vapors from a parked car and burn them when the engine is running again. The bottom of the canister is open to the air.

I don’t think it would be a safety hazard but rebuilding is simple until a replacement can be found. A bit of duct tape, aquarium activated charcoal, and a coffee filter should do the job.