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Old 11-06-2012
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Re: easier diesel bleeding

My Isuzu diesel has a piston type fuel pump mounted on the side. When I ran her out of fuel one night, I simply added fuel to the day tank, pumped the pump until I heard fuel running back into the tank thru the return line. Then I fired her up, and she ran happily ever after, no bleeding required. All diesels should be rigged that way.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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