Bleeding Hilux

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:13
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Hi All,

I cleverly ran out of fuel in my Hilux diesel. I have managed to get it to start after filling by running hard on the starter motor. It goes for a while but stops pretty quickly with no power as if there may be air still going in. Do I need to bleed it? I had a diesel Landcruiser years ao and this was fine after starting on the starter motor.

I cant see any obvious bleeding valves on the vehicle (1995 SR5) and dont really know what I am doing. I would have thought if it starts then the lines should be clear of air?. Please help me.

Useless
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Reply By: scottp - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:22

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:22
have you fully preasurised the pump on the top of the fuel filter?
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Follow Up By: useless - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:24

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:24
No - is there a valvue at the top of the filter?

I just started it then and it was reving fine for a couple of minutes the died. Is this a normal symptom or possibly bloked filter?
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Follow Up By: useless - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:34

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:34
Found the pump on the fuel filter.

Do I just pump it until it cant be pumped any further?
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Follow Up By: desert - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 20:27

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 20:27
Looks like you've been left out on a limb. Yes, pump that round knob on top of the filter body until it feels hard, then try another start. If that fails, loosen each injector pipe at the injector about one turn and crank the engine again, to expel any air then close them off again as the engine begins to run.
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Follow Up By: scottp - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 20:12

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 20:12
Desert said it all!

How did you end up?
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Reply By: greenant - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 20:29

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 20:29
Useless,
As you pump the manual lift pump at the filter crack open the bleeder to release the trapped air if you have further problems e-mail me at kerrygriffin@dodo.com.au
Greenant
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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 21:54

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 21:54
When you get it running again be aware that there may still be some bubbles in the system. I was on a trip recently and we parked for the night on a slope. Next morning my mates truck would not start. He was parked faceing up hill and bubbles had probably worked there way up someplace and caused an airlock. Gave the pump a few strokes and we are away again. Fuel filter had been changed a couple of days earlier but truck ran ok on easy tracks before being parked on the slope over night !
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Follow Up By: useless - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:08

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:08
Thanks fellas, you have given something to work with and I really appreciate the help from this forum!
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Reply By: techie - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:58

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 22:58
hint... try not running out of diesel again.

Like the guy who bought his wife a diesel mercedes.
You can scratch it , dent it, smash it no probs.
Run it out of fuel and it's instant divorce.
(aparently there a bugger to bleed.)
Techie
ps I love the help avail on this forum.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 00:29

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 00:29
Learnt something new tonight. Thanks guys.

Dave
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Reply By: jjtops - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 22:09

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 22:09
Useless

The pump on top of the fuel filter can get fuel to injector pump most of the time. Usually have to crack one or two of the line leading to injectors to clear air from line when cranking over and then will run no problem. In the old diesels you could pump the fuel up to the injectors but with the advent of rotary fuel pumps this was no longer possible.

I always carry a inline hand pump off an outboard fuel line as the hand pump on the hilux are notorious for failure. (Has to be fitted between fuel filter and pump.)

cheers

Jason (onto my fifth hilux)

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