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#1 leeturner

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:49 AM

Hopefully someone can help or I can pay to fix the problem!!

I brought an Escort 1.8D (m reg) about 3 months ago. Everything was ok for 2 months then i ran out of fuel. I was told its nightmare to start diesels when you run out fuel and that it would take a while to start again. I put diesel in it and constantly turned it over and nothing, had to charge the battery twice but still nothing. I cheked the fuel filter and its completley empty. I looked on the forums for advice and it seemed i may need to prime the fuel.. There is'nt one!!
Any suggestions/advice would be really appreciated. Or if anyone knows of a garage which could sort this out in Reading, berks.

thanks

lee

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#2 CharlieFarlie

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

Fill the fuel filter withh diesel before You fit it......

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:09 PM

The fuel primer is on the right hand side of the engine, you will see fuel lines going into it, pump it a few times.

Then crack off the pipes going to the injectors (One at a time) and as you turn the engine over you will see the diesel coming to the injectors

#4 leeturner

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:27 AM

Thanks for the reply.

I'll try that tomorrow.... can i just put the diesel in via the little screw in cap on the bottom of the filter?

cheers

lee


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