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Old 13-05-2020, 09:39   #16
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1/4 cup of clean diesel fuel down the air intake will work in a pinch....but only in a pinch... remove the air filter first.

I would respectfully disagree. How do you prevent hydrolock when said ton of fuel reaches the combustion chamber/ You need to mist fuel into the system. Or dribble it in. 1/4 cup is a lot of fuel and a problem if it's more than the interior volume of the combustion chamber. Tablespoon might be OK.
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First off youíre gonna have a hell of a time spraying anything into your carburetor,
Two, never use Ether or starter on a diesel and thirdly (not knowing your engine) you should be familiar with bleeding your engine, itís not scary or rocket science and may be self bleeding anyways. Take the time and do it right, if it were that simple everyone would be doing it.
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1/4 cup of clean diesel fuel down the air intake will work in a pinch....but only in a pinch... remove the air filter first.


A 1/4 cup?!?!! No way, not even going to entertain adding that much incompressible fluid to the intake of an engine.
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I would respectfully disagree. How do you prevent hydrolock when said ton of fuel reaches the combustion chamber/ You need to mist fuel into the system. Or dribble it in. 1/4 cup is a lot of fuel and a problem if it's more than the interior volume of the combustion chamber. Tablespoon might be OK.
You are absolutely correct! There is a very real possibility of hydraulic lock. In a pinch doing it a teaspoon at a time or spraying with a spray bottle is more effective. Having had to remove water from the on engine filter and not even having a screwdriver handy to bleed the system, we would pour some clean fuel into the filter cup. Close it up, and put a few spray can caps of clean fuel in the air intake and it would run long enough to self bleed, albeit, not very well!

The previous owner swore that the tank was full but neglected to tell us it was 1/2 water.
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You are absolutely correct! There is a very real possibility of hydraulic lock. In a pinch doing it a teaspoon at a time or spraying with a spray bottle is more effective. Having had to remove water from the on engine filter and not even having a screwdriver handy to bleed the system, we would pour some clean fuel into the filter cup. Close it up, and put a few spray can caps of clean fuel in the air intake and it would run long enough to self bleed, albeit, not very well!

The previous owner swore that the tank was full but neglected to tell us it was 1/2 water.
Some people can look you square in the eye and lie like hell.
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And while your spinning your engine like crazy, don't forget to bleed your aqualift muffler at least every 30 seconds or so.
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