No, i'm not a diesel mechanic either. I did have a very good diesel mechanic teach me how to bleed the engine though.
There is no reason to be anxious about loosening the injector (at the cylinder) no harm will be done in any case. I did not mean detach - only loosen a turn or two. The engine's cranking power and the fuel pump's effectiveness are just a whole lot more effective than the little "finger pumps" normally used. And, if the air is in the portion of the fuel line between the finger pump (near the secondary filter) and the injector, the pump has a very hard time expelling it.
Last edited by wwilson; 02-21-2010 at 03:34 PM.