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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008

    Default bleeding fuel line on 5205

    I replaced the old cracked fuel line on my 5205. Not thinking, I started up the tractor and it ran for about 30 seconds just fine and then died.

    It then occurred to me that I had totally forgotten to purge the air out of the fuel lines that I had replaced.

    So far, I have pumped about a pint of diesel out of the bleed hole and it doesn't seem to be spitting or anything but I really believe that there is still air in the lines or somewhere.

    Needless to say, the engine won't start.

    I have about a half tank of fuel. I know the book says "fill it up" but if I am getting a steady stream coming out of the bleed hole......????


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    Jul 2003
    Westminster, MD
    John Deere 4110, 455AWS

    Default Re: bleeding fuel line on 5205

    Welcome to TBN

    Sometimes you have to crack open the injector lines right where it attaches to the injector to get air out while cranking-the air in the line compresses so there is not enough pressure to open the injector.


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    Aug 2005
    Southwest Maine
    JD 5205 JD 5203 Ford 3600 JD 850 JD 755 Kioti DK65

    Default Re: bleeding fuel line on 5205

    You also need to loosen the fuel return line where it attaches to the injector pump and hand prime till there are no bubbles there.

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