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Old 11-30-2007   #1
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Need help bleeding Ericson 30+


I'm trying to bleed my M18 Universal Diesel on my E30 plus. My dad's Bruce King.

Does anyone know how to get the fuel into the first filter? I just replaced my racor R24S and I need to get the diesel pumped into the new filter. The racar doesn't have a "lift pump". Do I just run a wire from the positive battery post directly to the positive terminal on the electric fuel pump which sits right next to the racor filter? Will that turn on the pump and start filling the filter with fuel? If so, should I do this with the bolt removed which sits on top of the fuel filter on the engine? And then when I see fuel and no air coming out the hole just replace the bolt? I see no other way to do this.

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The electric fuel pump should run as soon as you turn on the ignition key. Open the bleed screw and it will fill up.
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i use

i use alligator cliped jumper wires and just jump from a hot lead on the solenoid to the electric fuel pump as this avoids the alarms from screeching. don't run the electric pump for long perids and let it cool down if it feels to hot.
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