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post #1 of 10 Old 03-14-2008, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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how to bleed a fuel line

1992 f250 non turbo.just put a new fuel line in(fuel pump to fuel tank) and want to know how to bleed the air out of the fuel line.dont want to take the starter out again.
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jus bleed the lines at the injectors while runnig or starting loosen the nut then tighten it wen fuel starts spurtin


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Do you do the same for a 1999?
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Well on a 99 you dont have the fuel injector lines exposed, there is no nut on each injector to loosen up to bleed. Its a whole different animal.

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Do you do the same for a 1999?
No it is much easier. All you do is run the pump with a few cycles of the key for a superduty. You can also open the filter drain and cycle key untill you get fuel and than close valve and cycle key a few times and fire.

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I may have a different problem. I did a stupid thing and almost ran it out of fuel. I coasted into the station coughing and sputtering but it didn't die. I filled up and then left about 5 miles later it started running funny and then it would idle way down and then die. I can drive it and sometimes its fine and other times it wants to die. I put on 20 miles with out a prblem then I dorve it a few days later 5 miles and it kills but then fires right up. I have changed the fuel filter and that did not fix the problem wishful thinking I guess. I pulled the codes and it comes up low fuel pressure. Does any one have any ideas?
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how long does it usually take to get the fuel through the lines to the filter?
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Sounds like you picked up some crud on the tank pump screen
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so there is a pump in the tank? i thought there is only the lift pump and the injector pump?
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No there is no pump in the tank...but there is a screen up on the pickup tube.

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