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......????
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.