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Megane 1.6 16v Monaco broken pipe

To the left of the alternator and abs pump and attached to the inner drivers side wing is a black plastic thing with two plastic pipes and a wire coming from. One of the pipes leads up to the inlet manifold but the other one goes towards the back of the engine but I cant follow it. The problem is that this pipe has snapped off from the plastic black thing. It doesnt appear to effect the engine running but it smells of petrol when I suck on it although there is no petrol coming from it. I just wonder if anyone could tell me what this thing is and will it be ok to use the car while the pipe is disconnected.
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Sounds like the pipe to the carbon cannister. It's part of the emmision control system. When the engine is stopped it absorbs any unburnt fuel, when the engine restarts and is up to running temp it feeds back into the inlet to be burnt off
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Pretty much spot on CM.

The carbon cannister absorbs the fumes from the fuel tank and are then released into the inlet manifold at certain times when the engine is running.The fumes used to be vented to atmosphere,but this was deemed to be unacceptable under modern emission laws.

I would have the broken pipe attended to as soon as possible as depending on where the pipe is broken,fuel vapor could be released into the engine bay or air could be sucked directly into the inlet manifold.Neither of these things are advisable!.
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