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If you are doing this swap on the floor/not on a hoist or pit:
Pull the feed and return lines (tank side) off the pump and feed them a little compressed air to force the fuel back into the tank and help alleviate the siphon effect.
Pull the front driveshaft if you have a 4x4. I think you can sneak the pump out with the driveshaft in, but I can't remember, and it's likely a pain in the ***.
When you turn the key on for the first time, have a buddy with a shop rag and a blow gun gently put a little air pressure down the filler neck into the tank to help the fuel get to the pump. Keep priming the **** out of it, it will take a long time if you empty the lines to get prime again. I typically power up the pump and let it sit for awhile once I get some fuel to it to ensure all the air is out of the system, it saves you having to babysit the key for 30 seconds each time.
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2008 F-350 4x4 Off Road 6.4 Powerstroke Diesel
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