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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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1983 300dt Fuel Line

Due to a sequence of unfortunate events my 300d is sitting at aamco. Ahhh. I broke down and it was the closet shop. Anyway i got them to check the fuel line and they said there is air in the fuel line but couldnt get it out. Ive tried using the pump under the hood but to no avail. Fuel lines were check but me nor aamco could find an entry way for the air. Any ideas or comments?

Fyi when in broke down the engine shut down and when i came to a complete stop a cloud of white smoke came from under the hood. Thanks in advance to any reader/repliers.
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did you run out of fuel? Bleeding diesel is not fun. Open a plug on the top if secondary filter and keep on pumping. Than after you prime the filter, you might loosen up a nut on injector line to bleed the air on high side. Usually one is enough. Still will take lot of cranking with starter, so have battery charger handy.
White cloud could be EGR spit, of boiling coolant. Did you observe engine temperature?
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So yea i feel dumb. Pretty sure all that happened is that i ran out of fuel because the fuel gauge is bad. All is well. I hope. I just got it back home. Thanks kajtex.
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