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OOP'S I think I ran out of fuel !!!!

Most smaller diesel engines operate on a CAV high-pressure fuel distributor pump, however in this case we are going to specify Perkins engines 4-108, 4-236,6-354. you may have run out of fuel or you may have fuel filter problems. In either case your engine is not going to start. You need to be very wise with battery power, and even if you did run out of fuel it is probably wise to put new fuel filters on anyway..

BLEEDING the fuel system..... all high-pressure pump's have a bleeder screw on the side of the pump. You also have a manual lift, pump that you can pump by hand without cranking the engine. Number one, change your filters both primary and secondary, after you remove the old filter,Prime the new filter with fresh diesel fuel,install the filters.make sure you have fuel in your fuel tank. next on the secondary filter (the little one) you will see a pipe fitting on the very top of the filter you need to loosen this. Next ,pump the manual lift,pump until clean fuel bleeds out with no air.. Retight the pipefitting on top of the little fuel filter. Look on the side of the fuel disturber,pump you'll see a quarter-inch bleeder screw a 5/16 or 1/4 box end wrench should fit. Loosen the screw about three turns. Pump your hand lift pumpuntil clean fuel comes out with absolutely no AIR. tighten the Bleeder screw. Pump the hand lift Pump vigorously for a while longer, make sure there are no leaks. Now you are ready to start your engine. you will want to give it extra throttle. Once the engine starts decrease to throttle back to normal . Check for leaks while engine is running.....................CapG
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Re: OOP'S I think I ran out of fuel !!!!

Where's the post you're responding to?

By the way, not all high-pressure pump's have a bleeder screw on the side of the pump. They have a bleeder on the low pressure side of the pump. Check any Yanmar. You bleed the hi pressure side at the injector and no one would ever recommend a newbie do this as the fuel under pressure could cause harm.
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Re: OOP'S I think I ran out of fuel !!!!

TropicCat, I'm not responding to a post that was already started. This was my first new Post
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