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Fusion 1.4 tdi starts then dies,

If you prime before hand then no problem,have noticed air bubbles in
clear pipe onpriming bulb. help! peter

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The fuel pipes the hand primer is built in to rubs through slighty so much so that it is very hard to find,allowing air in but not fuel out making the engine hard to start,not start or feel lumpy. common fault on all these engines fixed by replacing the pipe system. used pipes are not advised as it is common and they could be the same or simply wont last long.

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