8 BTD Fuel system bleed
Priming the Fuel System (Self-Bleeding)
Directly from the manual...
The Westerbeke self-bleeding fuel system is semiautomatic in operation. The self-bleeding feature of the fuel system allows for easy servicing of the fuel filters. Simply remove and replace the filter element (take care in catching any fuel that may drain out of the fuel filtering assembly) as described in the "Replacing the Fuel Filter Element" section. Energize the PREHEAT switch and allow the electric fuel pump to operate for 20 to 30 seconds to prime and bleed air from the system. (No fittings should be opened.)
Then proceed to start the engine as you normally would. If the engine does not start, stop and wait a few moments, and then repeat the bleed procedure as indicated above. When the PREHEAT switch is depressed, the preheat elements (the glow plugs) are energized, so take care not to over heat them.
1984 Monk 36 Hull #46
Englewood, FL and Cape May, NJ