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Old 17-08-2018, 07:37   #1
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Which rubber bulb to move diesel

We are unable to find a tiny air leak into our diesel fuel system.
When I put the return line into a glass jar, there is a steady stream of tiny bubbles, about .01" diameter.
The engine runs fine for weeks, with the air presumably escaping back to the tank via the fuel return, but occasionally needs bleeding
All the joints in the suction side of the pump seem OK, but I am suspicious of the "outboard motor" type primer bulb that I put into the line to prime the system after a filter change.
There are many on the market.

Can anyone recommend a reliable primer bulb?
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Re: Which rubber bulb to move diesel

I do know one of mine became soft and spongy, where another didnt. But can't help you with brand. A mini auto store electric fuel pump will do the same thing for you.
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Re: Which rubber bulb to move diesel

Contact these guys about diesel compatibility:
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I had them make two custom hose assemblies, not cheap, but seems to hold up better than stock manufacturer outboard hose assemblies.
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