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Air in fuel lines wont start air locked injectors, changed fuel lines front to back also changed fuel filter and t any ideas would appreciate

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  • jlpatrizi Jan 06, 2009

    Thanks for the thought but I have bled it and it continues to pull air.

  • jlpatrizi Jan 06, 2009

    Still Full of air Thanks anyways

  • jlpatrizi Jan 07, 2009

    Thanks I'll let you know

  • jlpatrizi Jan 08, 2009

    I changed the filter for maintenance. I changed the lines because one in the back looked like it was shot. I did not replace injectors but did a leak down test and all were good. I have changed the filter before and always fill with deisel before replacing. And ive cranked it over so many times I need a new starter Due to excess cranking I have also put a larger battery in to handle the load Thanks for everyones help I'll keep tryin.

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Did you replace the filter and lines because of the airlocked injectors or did you get the problem after changing the filter and lines? Did you replace the injectors?

On the TDI's it takes a lot to get them bled. Even just replacing the fuel filter can be a pain. It is recommended to fill the filter with fuel through the center opening when replacing. I usually just take the old filter and pour it into the new filter. Try this and you still may have to crank it several times(many, many times). Let me know if there is any change.

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The injector system itself has air in it as well.It has to bleed out was what I was told when I ran my Scirroco out of fuel one time.

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    Phillip Whisenant Jan 06, 2009

    I hope this is what it is for your issue. There should not be a very large charge amount in order to do this. DO NOT go to the VW dealership unless you are stil under waranty. They charge around $45.00 per hour and you can bet they will look at it for 3-4 hours before repairing it!!

    Great Luck!!!

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    Phillip Whisenant Jan 06, 2009

    Air is pulling in from somewhere. We know that for sure!! Check all of the connections into and out of the fuel system for any amount of air inclusion. This is a pain for you I know but this is a VW right? I have owned 2 Scirrocs and I blew away lot's of V-8 Mustangs back in the 80s but the are very tempermental as can be.You'll find the air coming in.Just keep on keeping on!!

    I Wish You Luck!!

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    Phillip Whisenant Jan 08, 2009

    Have you checked to make sure gas is getting into and through the injectors? Man it takes alot of fuel to get all the air out and to start up your engine. Fill the fuel filter with gas. It will start sooner then later I hope for your sake. Keep turning that key.You'll get it. Sounds like you have covered everything. Hang in there.It's a VW remeber! I know I owned a couple!



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