Use the right size socket on the hex like nut on that side of the filter and turn counterclockwise. Slow cranking speed is an indicator of a weak starter. The best way to drain the system is to suck out the fuel using an electric pump, remove the fuel hose from the filter attach the pump to the fuel line, draw out all the fuel into a suitable… 87-93 models the pump is located below the fuel filter. I understand that it is something like a distributor which runs off the cam but instead of distributing spark it distributes fuel? Loosen injector 1, crank the engine until fuel comes out. Raise it in jack stands, bring to operating temp and Crack the bleed valve open until no air comes out then close. What the heck am I doing wrong?????? That should if all is good prime the fuel system and you will see fuel flow out the drain on the filter base. In this video I show a step-by-step description on how to get the air out of the system and get your diesel running again.
Does this alternator sound like a common one? New feed comes from front + lug of front battery straight to solenoid. Now run the air at the return line to fill the tank with air so it will push fuel to the system. The fuel pressure regulator contains a spring-loaded poppet… is this a diesel e-350? No fuel ever came out of the injector line. There may be a need to vent from a valve in the line to help prime, Just study the lines and where they are going. I wonder if running the truck up to operating temperature may soften up the gasket, that is if this is whats happening and somewhat seal this leak up. Just because you have 12v to the glow plugs doesn't mean the plugs are functioning. When my starter was beginning to fail, the first symptom was that the cranking became slower despite having a good charge in the batteries.
Twist the filter off, a filter wrench may be nessisary but they are difficult to get on the filter. It fired up, and I made the 20 mile drive to where I was working that day, but when trying to leave the next morning, I had massive air intrusion, and after an initial start, sputter and stall out, could not get it running. So I would suggest you check your starter. This filter assembly heats fuel, separates water and dirt from the fuel and has a filter change signal device built in as well. One glow plug though, the one closest to the firewall on the passenger side had a broken terminal and was so badly rusted that we could not get a wrench on it so we had to forgoe replacing it for the time being. Any ideas on where to start on that one? As a final check in bleeding your 6.
Turn the keys to on position then spiral thing pops up tells you to wait for spark plugs to warm up at the same time it primes the fuel lines too so turn it on wait till light go off, turn off the key and do it again about 5-12 times it can be as long as 2 trys if you did every thing perfectly and you will see or hear the diesel pooring out of the fuel filter under the hood. Pat very very good question its very tricky. I've been trying to understand as much about this system as I can so that we may successfully hopefully troubleshoot it, and have a working plow truck this Winter. If your diesel engine was manufactured in 1984 or later, it has only one fuel filter mounted on the firewall. Clean the sealing surfaces of the filter head, Fig. Repeat the process for each wheel.
It should not be the glow plugs or the contoller for them because 1 it doesn't clunk, and 2 a full minute of power to the glow plugs will most likely burn them out. Fuel filler and breather pipe next to each other. Will report back see if I can get her started. We thought that it was one of the engine oil cooler lines at first. Follow the inlet hose down, and you will find the pump.
Pull the old filter out, let it drip fuel, then place old filter in a pan. The truck is 2 hours away from me so it's hard to play with. Repeat this until clear fuel comes out. Disconnect the lines, sensor plugs, and get a small pail ready to catch the fuel from the filter itself. What else up in that area would ooze oil out and down that back left side of the engine and drip on the exhaust pipe? Pulling the glow plugs will not prime your system. Has been running fine since. Use teflon tape, and tighten everything well, and there shouldn't be any leaks.
Will that bleed the air out of the lines? Must've just been pumping for about half hour and not a single drop came through? I rebuilt the starter every fall or it would fail in the winter northern Ontario, Canada. DieselSmoke: I am in Truckee. The plugs on the other side of the engine didn't look as bad as the ones I replaced so we left them for the time being. I'll just throw in a few things I learned about my 82 6. Using a 36mm socket, open the underhood fuel filter. I did have a brief scare one morning at work, after the truck started and then stalled out.
It would seem that the excessive battery load should have dropped after the glow plug timing period of nine seconds shouldn't it? I replaced headgaskets on my truck several times which requires removing all the fuel lines and ran the truck out of fuel once. There are 4 boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Air will be purged from the opening this creates. I knew i was getting air into my lines but didn't know where. Test the glow plugs by unplugging the electrical connection from a glow plug.