Fuel system priming anyone?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-19-2012, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
onebadcoastie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Posts: 3,115
Thanks: 48
Thanked 39 Times in 30 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!!

Shack

2016 F-350 CC Dually

2005 F250 CC FX4….SOLD
onebadcoastie is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 03-19-2012, 05:45 PM
Member
 
roadapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

2004 6.0 cclb 4x4 lariat fx4
-3" level
-35 12.50 toyo open country m/t
-18" Mickey Thompson classic lock
-cat delete
No go fast stuff yet...

Last edited by roadapple; 03-19-2012 at 05:48 PM.
roadapple is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-19-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
onebadcoastie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Posts: 3,115
Thanks: 48
Thanked 39 Times in 30 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Shack

2016 F-350 CC Dually

2005 F250 CC FX4….SOLD
onebadcoastie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome