Bleeding fuel system Rodeo RA 3.0 TD

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 12:17
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Hi would any one know how to bleed the air out of the fuel system after changing the main fuel filter
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Reply By: crfan - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 12:40

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 12:40
Hi Maxwell I find the best way is to use a Primer bulb like on an outboard fuel tank
the one they fit never works place it on the out let of the fuel filter housing and prime fuel to that point and the re fit the hose.
they are about $20 new but they may give you an old one you could also fit in line
and leave it there.
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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 13:19

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 13:19
Maxwell, sorry but only experienced the older TF 2.8 and 3.0 Rodeos and they simply pump the primer on the filter housing and once hard, fire it up and you are away!

I do find the owners manual to be pretty comprehensive when it comes to minor work, ie bleeding the fuel system. I presume you have followed that first and still no luck?

If you dont have any joy, just give your local dealer a call, ask to speak to the service manager and ask him directly if there is anything you are doing wrong after following the procedure in the manual.

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Follow Up By: Member - Maxwell H (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 13:48

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 13:48
Thankyou for the tips I have not changed the filter yet but I am just about to do it and did not want to run into trouble without not knowing what to do

Thanks again
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 16:36

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 16:36
just like matt said screw on the new filter prime by pumping small knob till hard to pump anymore then start up and check for leaks .

sounds crass i know it was intentional (NOT!)
good luck save money do it yourself

shop around on filters too!
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Reply By: tracwest - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:26

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:26
We just serviced one the other day and followed the instructions but it would not start.
Had to have one person pumping the hand primer as the engine was turned over, started immediately this way.

May or may not be normal as it was the first one we have serviced.
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Follow Up By: guzzi - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 09:29

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 09:29
Make sure you fill the new filter with fresh diesel BEFORE you fit it.
Will save you time , frustration and will not expand your young childrens vocabulary in a negative fashion.
I forgot my own advice last time I did the filter, much pumping and cranking had no useful result. My son learned a new word though.
I ended up takeing it off, filling it with diesel, refitting, started first crank.
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