PRIMING FUEL SYSTEM - CONTINUED
PRIMING - CONTINUED
Loosen cap (2) on fuel filter or fuel/water separator to
allow air to escape while performing step 1. Close cap
when all air is replaced with fuel.
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
The system must be primed any time the fuel system has been sealed or repaired.
Insert key (3) in engine start switch (4) and turn key to
start (full right) position. Crank engine for 30 seconds.
If engine is not started after 30 seconds, release key
(3) and wait two minutes for starter to cool.
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
OFF ON START