I'm going to jump in after reading all that has been said and provide some info. as to the fuel starvation issue and answers I've came up with.
First, the hand prime pumps fail, this was told to me by a Volvo
Second, he has seen them right out of the box fail to work, they leak air.
Third, I will be picking up a new pump up tomorrow, after its been checked to work and see how long it lasts, the original lasted for four years. However after changing filters out a few times the problem (air) in the system became apparent. The last straw was it would not hold a prime to even start the engine
. So I will keep the group posted as to the out come of the events
that lead up to this posting