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Old 03-25-2016, 08:43 PM   #21
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Well, I just spent 32 minutes after work (I live aboard and work from home) trying to bleed by port engine (easiest to reach lift pump and CAV pump) and I don't know how to say this....But,.. I love you guys! Easy to bleed with the lift pump (in the right position!). When done. mopped up fuel and she fired right up! Zero crank, just started like a Perkins should.

Again. my sincerest THANK YOU ALL!

Made my weekend! Now, tomorrow, tackle the starboard engine. Piece of cake now!
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:05 PM   #22
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:07 PM   #23
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:09 PM   #24
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Not as sore as it was from the past 2 days! Actually, today was a smooth time. I'm so happy, doubt I would feel any pain!
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There's a nice sense of satisfaction when we solve a problem and get something working. Good job............
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:26 AM   #26
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Arctic Traveller, thanks to your and others input, this was an easy fix! Now, finish the starboard engine tomorrow.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:36 PM   #27
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If a search brings this up,

The key is to install a $50 inline fuel pump, powered up when the ignition is keyed on.

I spent 1.5 hours, a bloody finger and angst because I didn't know I had this previously installed by PO. The pump lets you prime filters, clean out fuel lines, and (with a T installed to show proof the fuel clarity) which makes the SO mucho happy.

The sound of the Brrrrrrrr of the electric fuel pump is comforting (and cheaper) than worrying about the original fuel lift pump.
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