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    Default Idiots guide to hand priming.

    Just wondering if anyone has done this sucessfully and if so, how. Im sure my fuel system has a air lock after fitting new chains. I have the priming pump, just want to make sure i do it right.

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    I temporarily fitted a hand priming 'bulb' inbetween the fuel filter outlet and the fuel pump. First, this was pumped until it went hard and all the air was gone from the (clear) pipes that were attached to each end of the primer to fit it into the permanent fuel lines. This took some time and I found lots of small squeezes of the bulb worked best. The car then started immediately (no turning over - just fired into life). Run the engine with a few revs to get rid of the last of the air, then stop it and remove the primer, reconnecting the permanent fuel pipes up quickly to minimise the amount of air that gets in). Now restart the engine and again hold the revs up a bit for a few minutes to get rid of any air that got in when you reconnected the pipes.

    This is what dealers should do only they do it with an electric pump that runs from the battery rather than a hand primer 'bulb'.

    Do you have any warning lights on the dash - either the 'car and spanner' at the bottom of the rev counter or the emissions light (outline of engine block under the speedo, if memory serves)?
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    I removed the inlet to fuel pump an poured diesel straight into pump then continued to pour in whilst someone was cracking. Then make sure filter housing is full to brim connect back up restart it should then be fine

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