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Old 08-03-2011, 13:48   #16
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Re: Bleeding Perkins 4.154 Diesel

Thanks aboutgone, I have the manual but it's nice to have a softcopy. I think the bleeding has been successful but now I need to deal with the starter. I haven't run any tests yet but think it may be shorting somewhere.

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Re: Bleeding Perkins 4.154 Diesel

If you've bled the pump as per the manual first,
"Slacken the air vent valve on top of the governor housing (hydraulic governor) - Slacken the vent valve fitted on the head locking screw of the fuel injection pump - Operate the hand priming lever on the lift pump until fuel, free from air bubbles rises from each venting point."
Tighten vents in reverse, then crack open the injectors (I use a bilge oil mat + paper towel to soak up excess fuel) and start engine (This always works better with 2 people but...)


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