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Old 03-20-2011, 01:14 PM
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Gettin the air out after a fuel filter change

Anyone have a good way to purge out the air after changing the fuel filter, Im on my 3 rd filter and was a real pain, trying to get all the air out, I tried turning the key on-off several times, worked good on my 2008, cracked the top filter & crank engine, just took alot to get it to start again,( can't be good for the starter) Did they change the fuel system on the newer 6.4s?
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:30 PM
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I cycled the key 5-6 times 20-30 seconds each and fired right up.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:42 PM
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If you turn the key to the run position, put your head down by the fuel tank and listen to the tank. You can heard the air when it returns to the tank. takes about 5 minutes in my truck. Click the key and it fires right up
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:55 PM
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I tried that 5-6 times for 20 sec, the 6.0s, and my 2008 were like that, just seems to take alot more than that, Ill try the 5 min next time, thanks much for the tip
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:32 PM
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I changed my filters for the 2nd time a couple weeks ago. I was careful to purge, and it started right up only to die a few seconds later. Wouldn't start up without me going through the purge cycle a few more times. And even then it wouldn't start right up. Sounded pretty hard on the starter, but once it fired up it roared like a lion. :-)
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:49 PM
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I have had much better luck just letting the pump run for 4-5 mins then short times.
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