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    Default Bleeding Vec. 150 ?

    Having had the misfortune of running out of Diesel in my old Vectra 'B' DTi and the day from Hell.
    Being towed for about 3 miles before she fired up,and hoping I wouldn't wreck the pump.
    I was wondering how easy/hard it is to restart a Vec 'C' 150 when run dry ?
    I know there is a low pressure pump in the fuel tank to take the fuel to the high pressure pump but.........
    Has anyone had to do it and if so, is it just like a petrol or is it still an effort to get going again ?
    Hope it never happens, but I would just like to know !
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    I think the issue with the DTI is when the diesel runs out it pulls air into the fuel lines which is a pig to bleed out. The cdti bleeds itself so shouldn't have the same issue.

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    First off don't run dry. You get three warnings, fuel light on , then flashing fuel light plus warning from the Board Computer so no excuse really.

    If you do then its easy to get started again, turn the ignition all the way on but do not start the car. Wait until you hear the pump priming noise stop. Do this twice more then start the car and all should be fine.

    Only problem with this is you drag all the crap from the bottom of the tank in when you run out of fuel and this can cause issues in the future
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    As post above it will prime itself once you've put some more diesel in.

    Took my filter off yesterday and once back together with a new filter one turn of the key and it primed and fired up.


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    [QUOTE=MickAP;1815097]As post above it will prime itself once you've put some more diesel in.

    Took my filter off yesterday and once back together with a new filter one turn of the key and it primed and fired up.

    Did you not have to fill the filter housing with Derv ? That sounds brilliant !
    As for crap in the fuel tank,what crap ? I thought they were plastic so no rust.
    I used to make plastic petrol tanks for Nissan's,we once had one sent back with a leaking problem.
    When we cut it open with a 'Zipper' to check the plastic welds inside, all's we found were a few alloy particles which were from the filler nozzle at the fuel stations.
    That tank was 7 years old ! It had been back and forward on warranty to the Nissan dealer,then sent to us (on request) by an Independent garage.
    Turned out to have a carbon inclusion in the wall of the tank,from manufacture. Only leaked very occasionally on very hot days (pressure related).
    But no crap at all in the tank,and it was from a 7 year old car !
    This must only be from steel tanks that don't get brimmed very often ?

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    Interesting what you say about the Nissan, maybe its an urban myth now about the crap in the bottom. I know it did happen with the steel tanks as I have replaced a couple many years ago. I suppose no one knows whats in the tanks until they are taken off
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