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QUESTION: My 08 already has 2 hose connections on it. 1 to a cannister and the other?  Do o need yo add yhis filter or just cut the hoses and add the part. Everything 07 and later is leading me to add the filter.  This means i am abandoning a hose under my truck!

ANSWER: HI MIKE THIS IS GM'S NEW METHOD OF PROTECTING THE SOLENOID..WE HAVE RELACED WITH AND WITHOUT THIS FILTER..I CAN NOR HONESTLY SAY THEY LAST ANY LONGER WITH OR WITHOUT THE FILTER..GM USUALLY SUPPLIES A NEW LONGER LINE TO PUT THIS FILTER IN, THEY WANT YOU TO RUN THIS NEW LINE UP UNDER THE CAB HELD UP BY TIE RAPS..WE WERE JUST BUYING THE SOLENOID AND NOT THE NEW LINE. BUT I HAVE HEARD THAT THIS MAYBE THE ONLY WAY TO PURCHASE NOW...GOOD LUCK,,TOM...

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QUESTION: Thanks tom, sorry for the mispelling, using my phone.  I'll try relocating the solenoid on the other side of the frame.  Any idea where that other hose goes. 1 goes to quick connect 90 to canister and other disappears up thru engine compartment. Is this the side i would be adding the filter to. Thanks for the help Tom

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HI MIKE,YES THIS IS THE SIDE YOU WOULD ADD IT TO..HOWEVER THERE IS A NEW UPDATED LINE FOR THIS FILTER.SO YOUR OLD LINE MAY NOT FIT THE FILTER.I WOULD SUGGEST GOING TO THE DEALER AND THEY WILL GIVE YOU A BLOW UP OF ALL THE NEW LINES THEY HAVE WITH FILTER AND ROUTING.NOT THAT EXPENSIVE..LET ME KNOW,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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