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Gas in tank/line - nissan maxima 98. still wont start. 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),

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So you got water out of the fuel line? The fuel tank has water in it, you need to get that out, all of it. You cant "bleed the line" The return will be leaking fuel after the regulator reaches 30-40 psi. So maybe the pump isnt able to pressurize the fuel that high. Take the line off and see if the pump will pump the fuel /water out on its own. The pump may be bad from trying to pump water. Did this happen shortly after buying gas? if so the station may pay for repairs.

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If you are getting water out then I would drain all the gas/water out. Water is heavier then gas, so once you drain all the gas out I would put known good gas in, you may want to change the filter. First I would get all the bad gas out and put new gas in, take some wd40 spray it in the intake and get it til it will run on it own, once this is done I then would change the filter to be on the safe side. Hope this helped tim

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If the tank has water in it it needs to be drained and new gas put in it

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