So I'm aware that I need to bleed water
and sediment out of my primary filter but last weekend attempted to do so and got a little confused. I've searched online for information but suspect its so obvious that no-one bothered posting
it. Please breathe a sigh of "omg what a noob" and then set me right here!
I've attached a picture of the filter, perhaps not the best angle but hopefully enough to give you the idea. Under the metal bowl is a bolt and on that bolt is a nut that looks like you should be able to either hold it with your hand or undo it with your hand. Mine seems stuck (then again my fingers were fractured in rugby the day before trying it). When I undo the bolt itself fuel
does drain out but not in any form of control, filling the bowl, dripping from around the edges of the large nut, totally missing the waiting bacardi bottle I was trying to catch a sample in. At the same time air was leaking in - not too much but how am I meant to drain air from the primary filter, unlike the secondary there is no obvious bleed screw on top.
While you're shaking with laughter at my obvious naivity in all things diesel
I have a few more questions:
-Is the colour of the diesel
in the filter good? To me it looks kinda murky (so does the stuff in the tank but there's fifty gallons of it and I was hoping to burn some off before emptying and cleaning).
-When I change the filter I presume I can simply take the top off and drop a new one in, perhaps closing the fuel
supply off and draining the chamber so I can clean it at the same time. Roughly right?
-Whats the point behind the metal bowl? It seems to just obscure the view of the most interesting part of the filter - the bottom.
I can't believe I'm asking a question too simple for any of my Don Casey books
to bother answering!