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Driver ran truck till no diesel. now i need to bleed it
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Crack the in line at the injector pump and bemp the motor. This will run the lift pump for 20 seconds or so. DO NOT CRANK THE MOTOR! Cranking the motor with no fuel to the injector pump WILL BURN OUT THE PUMP! Continue to bump the motor until you get fuel at the injector pump. Allow for the LP pump to stop running in between bumps. Once you have fuel at the injector pump, crack the #1,3 and 4 injectors. Crank the motor in 10 second intervals, allowing 10 min. or so between cranks to let the injector pump cool. When the motor starts close the injectors and let it run to finish bleeding out the system. The bleed process is easier with two people. You'll lose less preciouse diesel that way.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
AHH look for it by the slave cylinder it might have a black rubber cap on it to keep dust out it will look simliar to the bleeder valve on the brake system
Posted on May 09, 2009
First GET A FIRE EXTINGUISHER
This can be a very tough thing to do and especially if you're by yourself.
You do not mention if the vehicle is now running? If the vehicle isn't running you will need to have a fully charged battery. With a charged battery turn the key one and open the fuel rail pressure release valve which you will allow to flow for about 4 -5 seconds with fuel. If you get some fuel mixed with air coming from the bleeder valve it is what you should get.
If you get only air with the fuel pump running then allow it to 'bleed' air until you get fuel. Once you get a fairly steady stream of fuel shut off the valve and attempt to start the vehicle. Once the vehicle starts you will want to bleed the fuel after a few minutes.
I want to have you try starter fluid CAREFULLY first as most smaller vehicles will recover from running out of fuel without having to bleed the air out. They will many times resolve the problem from just running about 20 minutes or so. Please consult your handbook before attempting this.
AGAIN - It is BEST to have two people just in case of fire. A GOOD fire extinguisher is best.
Best of it - hope you get it running quick.
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
When I did the same, I did have an air bleed valve on the injector pump to use. I blead it out thoroughly, but still had to bleed the lines post pump anyway.
Posted on May 31, 2010
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