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Trying to get rid of P0442 - small Evap Leak

Discussion in '2nd Gen - 2003 - 2006' started by RichardH, May 15, 2020.

  1. tvlunn

    tvlunn Active Member

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    Sep 1, 2008
    Just in case you're curious, the Ford EVAP drive cycle is as follows:

    > Auto will have to soak or engine off for 6 hour minimum
    > Fuel Level must be between 15 and 85%
    > Cruise at 72 to 104 Km/h (45 to 65 MPH) for 10 minutes - avoid sharp turns and hills

    These are the basics to initiate EVAP test
  2. RichardH

    RichardH Full Access Members

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    Nov 20, 2015
    Galveston, TX
    Thank you, I intend to do a short toll run tomorrow morning, and make a beeline to my shop. Will see what the free test says. I hope it's a go.

    Again, thanks for the info - I'm at 50% tank right now. I'll even manually run it through the gears so as to not agitate the tank, which I believe part of the above measures is for (turns/hills).


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