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Re: Air in fuel system
Whenever I perform maintenance, and then experience a problem, I always assume that I must have done something wrong. In your case you had an engine that ran reliably (I hope), you changed the fuel filter, and now you are getting air into the fuel system. So, I would check the work your did.
-Did you miss a gasket on a fuel filter?
-Is the fuel filter tight enough?
-Did you close the bleed bolt properly?
-Did you accidentally damage something nearby?
Note that it can take a long time to get all the air out of the fuel lines. Does your engine have an electric fuel pump or just a manual one? Do you have a partner that can crank the engine while you open the bleed bolts?
I would check everything carefully and then bleed the system again. Let the engine run for at least 15 minutes and really more like 30 minutes. Then shut if off and let it sit for 15 minutes. If it starts after that you are probably good.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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