quote:at least from the top it doesn't look like any pictures of an air canister I have seen before- did they change between pre L and L cars?
That's because the photo is of a carbon canister for the fuel tank vent to capture the fumes (the one that most people throw over the nearest hedge!), not a spare tire air canister.
The tire canisters come up on EvilBay occasionally, if I recall they are the same as something else (maybe a Ferrari canister?), but then if it's listed for an F car it'll be twice the price!