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Vehicle Manufacturer: BMW Mini
Established: 1/1/1994
Country of Origin: UK



Manufacturer Tech Info website:
http://www.minitechinfo.com/


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Generic OBD Error Code Details for P0442

Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (small leak)

What does this mean?

OBD Code P0442refers to
This indicates a fuel vapor leak in the EVAP control system. It means a very small leak has been detected. In fact, the leak can be from a hole as small as 0.04" in diameter. The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system. Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. Later, when the engine is running a purge control valve opens allowing intake vacuum to siphon the fuel vapors into the engine.

Symptoms

Possible sumptoms of OBD code P0442
You likely won't notice any drivability problems.

Causes

Possible causes of OBD code P0442
A code P0442 most likely means one or more of the following has happened: A loose or improperly affixed gas cap A non-conforming gas cap (i.e. not factory/original brand) A small leak/hole in a fuel vapor hose/tube Other small leak in EVAP system Faulty vent o-ring seal

Possible Solutions

With a P0442, the most common repair is to: Remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the codes, and drive for a day and see if the codes come back. Otherwise, replace the gas cap, or Inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses Sources: About.com

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