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Starting Perkins 4-108 after long layup

I've got a 1976 Perkins 4-108, 50 hp and it's been laidup and not started for awhile due to a hip replacement. I blead it and put in a fuel additive to clean the in line fuel system at the first fuel filter along with some diesel fuel, but as I try to start it, it run's for a few beats and then shuts down. Any ideas what I can do concerning this problem, the summer is slipping away.

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Sounds like it may well be a clogged fuel filter[s].

Change them?

Alternatively provide a gravity feed to the injector pump from a small tank. I used the dinghy gas tank for this once. With diesel in it!
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Agree with above & ck for air le.marcaks(suction side)
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Try bleeding again. it doesn't take much air to mess up the fuel injection. Follow the procedure carefully from the manual.
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I changed the fuel filters just in case also, I'll bleed it again to see how that works.

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