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About a gallon of water was mistakenly put in my tank when extremely low. It ran for about a mile and died. I have since put gas treatment and about 3 gallons of 93 octane gas but need to bleed the water out of the line. The fuel filter is nearly impossible to remove, so I was wondering if it can be purged out using the two line under the back seat at the fuel pump/tank?

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  • 8026317 Sep 08, 2010

    Thanks Yogesh, I bled the line (one with arrow) and got half water/half gas mixture out (16 oz roughly). It still wouldn't start. I was going to pay a mobile mechanic to come out and replace filter because I didn't have many tools and couldn't get the filter to dissconnect from hose without fear of tearing the hose. Went back to pump. added about two feet of extra line with a male to male connector and bled more. In fact until the mixture was clear (got about a gallon of milky half gas out). Never replaced the filter, plugs or anything else. reconnected everything and primed it and it slowly but surely started to crank. EVentually cranked at which point I reved it up to about 2500 rpm until white smoke stop coming from tailpipe. runs like a champ again. Thanks a million.



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Remove fuel line from fuel rail end and put switch to on position let some fuel come out from line, then replace fuel filter, check oil if any water marks in oil if not fix fuel rail line back you are readu to use it normal.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

Testimonial: "Yosh. Went back and bled more from that line. I So did it again until mixture was clear. RUns great. Thanks a million. No new filter or plugs :)"

  • 8026317 Sep 07, 2010

    there are two lines. One with an arrow pointing to the engine the other I suppose is the return. I seem to only get anything from the line to te filter (assuming water blocking at filter). Should I keep bleeding the line to the filter?? I got abut 16 oz (1/2 water) and I put it back together and and still wouldn't start. should I keep bleeding the line to the engine or will something eventually come out of the return (wouldn't after priming the pump about 30 times),

  • dear sir replace old filter and then try it.remove the pipe which showing the direction at engine side.



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