PRIMING - Continued
· The fuel injection pump needs fuel for lubrication. The precision parts of the pump are
easily damaged. For this reason, the engine must NOT be started until the lubrication
pump is full of fuel that is free of air.
· The system must be primed any time the fuel system has been sealed or repaired.
Insert key (Figure 3, Item 2) in engine start switch (Figure 3, Item 1) and turn key to start (full right) position.
Crank engine for 30 seconds.
If engine is not started after 30 seconds, release key (Figure 3, Item 2) and wait two minutes for starter to cool.
Figure 3. Priming Fuel System.
Repeat Steps (3) and (4) until engine starts. If engine does not start after three tries, the high pressure fuel
lines must be bled.
If engine starts, but runs rough, continue running engine at low idle (TM 5-3895-379-10) until engine runs
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