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Old 02-02-2007, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bleeding Vito Fuel Line - Confirmation Needed

Hi all,

I have managed to get myself one of these Diesel Priming Tool - Screwfix Direct, Everything for the Trade, Next Day! from the local boat yard and want to go about bleeding the air out of my fuel lines.

Its the 2 clear pipes which have lots of big bubbles in them



This is my fuel filter



Am I right in thinking that I attach my priming pump to the non return valve on the right, coming towards me?

Thanks guys
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well............2 hours later and I still have not got the bubbles out of the clear pipe nearest the firewall that runs along the rail

Will reassemble the plenham and air filter hosing tomorrow and give it 60seconds of turning it over, see if that gets rid of the bubbles or even fires up.

Anybody want to buy a black 03 plate Vito 112CDi?
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Ad

Looks like I was doing it write after all, couldnt seem to shift the bubbles in the clear line though
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Were they not moving at all? There might be another leak somewhere?
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No not really, they were moving left and right about 1cm but thats it.
There are 2 of them and they are about 6cm long each
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Hmmm... I know this is a silly question but were you actually drawing fuel out from the pump? Using a positive-displacement pump like the one you were using should cause the bubbles to move steadily along the tube.

P.S. look on the bright side you will have a fantastic grip and collossal forearms pumping that fella for 2 hours
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Not alot in all honesty, it was being drawn up the clear pipe I was using (about 12" long) to about 6", then I saw lots of bubbles in said fuel escaping from the non return valve on the filter. The fuel was only trickling down the remainding 6" of pipe into the jerry can.

Its hard to explain, especially after a few well earned cans of Stella

I will try to take pics of it tomorrow to see if it will help.

I need the van for work on Sunday
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Old 02-03-2007, 04:41 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, have just been out and cranked it over for 60seconds and a cpl of times it sounded like it was going to start but to no avail......then the battery died.
Battery was on charge all night and the charge complete light didnt come on, so am about to go and buy another charger to see if that will help.

Heres hoping
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Well........I purchased myself a new battery charger yesterday and stuck the battery on charge.

At about midnight I went out to check on it before bed and it had completed charging, so I turned it off for the night.

Had a valett to do this morning so I had to load up the other halfs car and off I went.
Got back about 2pm had lunch and thought i'd try to start the van.

After cranking it over for apporx 20 seconds she fired up I left her ticking over for 5 mins and all seemed to be fine.
So I switched her off, left it 2 mins and tried to start it again.
This time she fired eventually, after approx 70seconds of cranking, so I left her ticking over for 30mins on the drive.
I just went out, turned her off, waited for 2 mins and tried to restart her but no joy this time at all

I'm stumped!
I cannot afford to let a garage take it in a fix it, hell I cannot even afford a £60 diagnostics check on it as the bank account is in the red and the credit card is max'd out

Insurance job seems the last option
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