We installed an electric
automotive fuel pump
, very easy to get, very reliable mounted inside the boat
, very easy to install). This made life much, much easier whenever it is necessary to push fuel from the tank to fill up the Racor
500 filter housing after a primary or secondary filter change. It will also push fuel through the high pressure pump bleed points. I have not had to crack an injector since the installation
so I don't know if it will push fuel that far through the system.
It is installed as a "branch" receiving fuel through a small valve that directs fuel from the tank, into the pump and then into the system upstream of the primary filter. I close the valve when everything is running normally to make it easier for the fuel to get directly from the tank into the system. However, I did forget to do this on one occasion and everything still ran normally.