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.... what a horrorShow ! .... got all sorts of suggestions.... finally got THE RIGHT INFO from a long haul trucker on another PERFORMANCE CAR FORUM who has 3.4 million miles under his belt

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Just need to reprime the system. On our MH it's a series of turning on the key without attempting to actually start it. On one of my farm tractors there is an actual manual priming pump on the filter housing.

As always, check your manual, there is always a way.


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You want someone to ask what he told ya?

Ok, what was the right info?

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Bruce Brown wrote:

Just need to reprime the system. On our MH it's a series of turning on the key without attempting to actually start it. On one of my farm tractors there is an actual manual priming pump on the filter housing.

As always, check your manual, there is always a way.


BB ... but it was TOTALLY RUN OUT ! MH was stored with 1/2 tank of fuel and all that was stolen ! This is a Cummins 5.9 12 valve with a manual lift pump ....

I still don’t have it entirely fixed ... I’m running it off a 5 gallon gas can !

Oh what a LEARNING EXPERIENCE!

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Tank, fuel and pump were stolen? Or just the fuel?

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oldave wrote:

You want someone to ask what he told ya?

Ok, what was the right info?


oleD ..... he said ... I hope you didn’t run it COMPLETELY OUT of fuel !

Well I did ... the prob as I understand it ... UNLESS you have a max suction pump to pull the new fuel out of a partially filled main tank ... you’ll PLAY HELL getting the fuel up the draw tube UNLESS you have a almost totally filled tank

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jdc1 wrote:

Tank, fuel and pump were stolen? Or just the fuel?


Just the fuel as far as I know know.... but the thief could have sabotaged the inside of the tank with debris.... don’t know yet

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How awful.

I had a dual tank on my 1987 diesel class C. The switch to change to the other tank would not always work. I had to press on a dill and schraeder valve while some one else turned the key to pump fuel into the lines.


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Yep, that's a low-down thing to do. More than likely all they wanted was the fuel.

Since you have it running off the 5 gal can, can you go fill the tank?

I have primed before by using air pressure ( low ) at the tank fill opening.
I placed a shop rag as somewhat of a seal and applied low but constant pressure
while someone has a fuel line cracked open at the engine until fuel appears.

Good luck

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Assuming there is enough clean fuel in the tank, that manual push lever on the pump is there to bleed the system. Open the banjo fitting on top of the inline fuel filter, and you may have to crack open a couple injectors then pump away till the fuel spits out. Good luck.

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