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Re: CS36T Fuel filter Westerbeke 44B
Thanks for your help guys, makes me more confident that I'm not missing something stupid that I was supposed to turn off, drain or adjust prior to changing the fuel filters. The manual only states turning off the fuel send. Tank was only 1/4 full, so it's a bit puzzling, but it sounds like the fuel must somehow be siphoning from the return.
Maine Sail, great idea to install a shut off valve on the return. I plan to change the filter frequently and I don't want to go through that mess again. And a pair of hose pinch pliers to have on board is also a good idea. As far as burning out the glow plugs, will this happen pretty quickly if I don't do what you suggest? Doesn't sound too hard but is a little beyond my level of understanding as to how and why to do this. So just jump the positive on the fuel pump to the positive on the solenoid? How do I know when it's bled?