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Re: Bleed the fuel lines
Please don't take this the wrong way, but you HAD your fuel filter changed rather than doing it yourself? Do you know how to do it and simply didn't have time? What did you have to pay to have this elementary maintenance item done? Was it the primary or secondary, or did you have both changed?
Your question suggests you don't know how to change the filters, nor bleed the fuel system after the filters are changed. Knowing how to do these things is a safety issue. Loss of fuel prime is a common problem, and if it happens at the wrong time, responsive action can keep you, your ship, and your crew from dangers that would be passe´ with an operating engine. You don't take a service technician to sea with you...
Cnanging the filters and priming the system is mechanically simple, and easy with practice.
You probably need to prime the system. Do you have an electric fuel lift pump or a squeeze bulb installed, or do you rely on manual operation of the fuel lift pump to prime?
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