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Old 03-19-2012, 05:14 PM
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Fuel system priming anyone??

So I found out the hard way today that my sending unit is on vacation. I do know you aren't suppose to starve diesels of fuel and I tried my hardest not to, but I think after multiple tries of starting after putting fuel in the tank, I failed. Incidentally, I could hear my fuel pump coming on either. So, I had the truck towed to the dealer, talked to him about what I tried and so forth. He ordered a pump just in case (but I'm hoping it's just gonna need primed). So, I have a couple of questions:

1. Is there a particular method or technique for priming the fuel system on the 6.0?

2. When I do my head studs and have everything torn apart, am I going to have to go through this AGAIN??

My truck doesn't have a shrader valve anywhere to assist in priming and I was told I need to put "something" in the fuel lines to measure the pressure blah blah blah.....

I trust my dealer and the people working there, but I want to avoid this later when I do my head studs. Any help guys would be awesome!! Thanks!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:45 PM
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Pull the secondary filter and cycle the keay until the filter housing fills up. If your getting a lot of bubbles drain and repeat until the fuel is bubble free. Re install secondary filter and crank that SOB til it fires!!

When you do do head studs your gonna have to crank it for a wile anyways to het the oil system up to pressure. 30 seconds rest for a min and repeat as not to over heat the starter!

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Old 03-19-2012, 05:53 PM
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Tried that. Dealer said they tested and it's getting power to it but it's not putting anything out. Said the pump should be here tomorrow. I didn't think there's was anything special I needed to do but I had tried that procedure. I even filled the bowl initially with diesel because it had run dry. Hopefully I'll have it back tomorrow and it won't hurt my bank account too much.
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