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#1 cheese30

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:28 PM

Hi All

 

so my problem is I have changed the fuel filter on my Focus Estate 2007 1.8 TDCI and attempted to bleed the system via the Fuel filter after filling the fuel filter up with diesel first and there is no fuel coming through.

 

I have tried bleeding it with the ignition on.

I have tried easy start and the engine turns over but still doesn't start once I stop the easy start.

I have placed a pipe in between the fuel filter and the inlet fuel line and no sign of fuel.

 

the tank is half full 

 

Any suggestions greatly welcome please

 

Thanks 

 

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:20 PM

BLEED THE AIR LOCKS OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM....



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:29 PM

How do you go about doing that, thought that's what I was doing by bleeding the from the top on the filter

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:09 AM

start from scratch, remove the pipes from the filter, refill the filter with diesel through the inlet till you get no more in..reconnect the pipes, quick squirt of easy start to help. if engine dies then try just short bursts of the stater motor rather than long continous crank...above has never failed for me



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:15 AM

Thanks, I've done all that apart from starting with short bursts, il give that a try in the morning

Is there a pump on the fuel tank? as I'm starting to think it's not pumping the fuel through to the filter

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

get a hand pump (most good spares shops will have one) and fit between supply line and filter, with all pipes connected,  open the bleed screw on the filter and pump till you have removed the air from the filter...quick squirt of easy start to help and that should do it.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:07 PM

have you replaced the little o ring that goes on the inside of the filter housing?



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:19 PM

Thanks martyntdci

It was the O ring it was squashed up fitted new one problem solved thanks for all the replys


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