4 Signs of a Failing Purge Valve

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A purge valve or canister purge valve as it is sometimes called, is used to control emissions in a vehicle. Its part of the Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. The purpose of this system is to prevent fuel vapors from leaving the fuel tank and escaping into the environment. It does this by trapping the … Read more

Five Symptoms of Boost Creep

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In a turbocharged engine, the level of boost is controlled to a set psi. Boost creep is what happens when that predetermined level is exceeded. In most cases, this problem is caused by a fully opened wastegate not being able to bypass enough exhaust gases creating extra boost that exceeds the set level. Boost creep … Read more