Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

Page: 180

Fuel Evaporation Control
Fuel tank venting
The evaporation chamber and the carbon canister prevent fuel from escaping to the atmosphere at extreme high outside temperatures, when driving abruptly around curves and when the car is parked at an incline or in any other nonlevel position.

Vapor control system and storage
When the fuel tank is filled, vapors are collected in the evaporation chamber by a vent line leading the vapors to the carbon canister where they are stored as long as the engine does not run.

Purge system
When the engine is running, the fuel vapors from the canister will be mixed with fresh air from the ambient air of the canister. This mixture will be directed to the intake air housing by the tank vent line, mixed with the intake air and burned during normal combustion.

Emission Control System
In the interest of clean air
Pollution of our environment has become a problem that is of increasing concern to all of us. We urge you to join us in our efforts for cleaner air in controlling the pollutants emitted from the automobile.

Porsche has developed an emission control system that controls or reduces those parts of the emission that can be harmful to our environment. Your Porsche is equipped with such a system.

Porsche warrants the Emission Control System in your new car under the terms and conditions set forth in the Warranty Booklet.

You, as the owner of the vehicle, have the responsibility to provide regular maintenance service for the vehicle and to keep a record of all maintenance work performed. To facilitate record keeping, have the service performed by authorized Porsche dealers. They have Porsche trained technicians and special tools to provide fast and efficient service.

To assure efficient operation of the Emission Control System:

  • Have your vehicle maintained properly and in accordance with the recommendations described in your Maintenance Booklet.
    Lack of proper maintenance, as well as improper use of the vehicle, will impair the function of the emission control system and could lead to damage.
  • Do not alter or remove any component of the emission control system.
  • Do not alter or remove any device, such as heat shields, switches, ignition wires, valves, etc., which are designed to protect your vehicle's emission control system.
    In addition to serious engine damage, this can result in a fire if excess raw fuel reaches the exhaust system.
  • Do not continue to operate your vehicle if you detect engine misfire or other unusual operating conditions.

Parking

Fire Risk When Parking

The exhaust system becomes very hot when the engine is running and remains hot for some time after the vehicle is turned off. Flammable material close to the exhaust system could ignite.

  • Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where the hot exhaust system may come in contact with dry grass, brush, fuel spill or other flammable materials.
  • If your car catches on fire for any reason, call the fire department. Do not endanger your life by attempting to put out the fire.

Undercoating

AfterMarket Undercoating

Additional undersealing or rust protection agents on or near the exhaust system can become too hot when driving and ignite.

  • Do not apply additional undercoating or rustproofing on or near the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipes, catalytic converters or heat shields. During driving the substance used for undercoating could overheat and ignite.