Evap canister solenoid...
Well some time ago I got a CEL and it came up as a P0449 which is for the Evap Canister Solenoid. It seems that this is a common problem with Camaros as they approach 40-50 thousand miles. I don't remember exactly when or how many miles I was at when it popped up but I think it was about a year ago, maybe more and around 40,000. I let it go neglected because it doesn't harm the engine or performance or anything. But lately it's been getting on my nerves seeing that CEL there. My options included having it turned off via custom tune...my tuner said he could turn it off, or to have it replaced. The tune option would have been $75 but that doesn't actually fix the issue and I know it would have been in the back of my head that I didn't fix it. Having it replaced is a huge ordeal that I can't do myself because it requires dropping the rear diff and the gas tank or something extensive like that. Dealerships and shops are all charging about $400-$500 for labor. So I sucked it up and had it replaced. Parts and labor came out to $598 and some change, lol, OUCH! But I can say that in the four and a half years I've owned this car that is the only thing that has given me any trouble. So I can't complain. Well that and the heated seat element breaking which is another $600 job and will have to wait till later this year. I dropped it off yesterday morning and they had it done by the afternoon. Got it back and all is well. Although after getting it back I had a CEL for a lean condition in bank 1 which I cleared...then after clearing I got a code for a O2 sensor low input which I also cleared. I'm thinking they had to disconnect a few things or whatever while working on the solenoid. I'll drive it around later and see if anything else pops up. But anyway, I'm glad I went ahead and got the solenoid replaced. It sucks having to spend money on something like that but like I said, this car hasn't given me any real problems since I bought it. $600 in 4-1/2 years is nothing to be upset about.
Up next, gotta get the heated seat element replaced, I have the Metra dash kit coming on Friday with a new mic for my head unit, and I am in talks with a few companies about getting a supercharger installed!!
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