It's not a gas filter (well, technically kinda is).Yeah, the hose goes to vcv and then to the gas filter
Yeah I did the charcoal filter also but it’s this guy, I put tape on it for referenceIt's not a gas filter (well, technically kinda is).
Its a charcoal canister meant to remove/absorb gasoline vapors.
If yours is failing you may have pressure in the fuel tank when you try to open the cap/hissing/boiling fuel/etc.
Search "charcoal canister" and you'll see a bunch of threads, like the one i linked above, that talk about symptoms of it failing.
I did the VC120 from autozone. Used the OEM clamp with a longer bolt. Removed bottom hose since the VC120 has a disc outlet at the bottom not a nipple like OEM.
You can also rebuild the OEM if you want to go that route.
It is a 'gas filter' as the OP states (not to confused with the Fuel Filter)That’s not your fuel filter. The fuel filter is under the intake plenum and there is also a sock filter in the gas tank which is accessible inside the cab behind the center seats (pull carpet back and remove cover). Someone will surely chime in as to what that part is on the intake. My coffee has not kicked in yet so I am useless you you for now.
I 'think' it also buffers the vacuum for the fuel pressure regulator. In any case...it is often over looked and should be not be 'clogged'.