Changed the engine-mounted fuel filter (p/n RE507284) for the first time and can´t for the life of me understand why the manual does not specify that the system needs to be bled after changing the filter. I followed the procedure in Operators Manual. It says to:
- remove old filter
- verify that fuel level in the filter canister is between min mark B and max mark A
- install new dry filter
- tighten the filter cap
There is no mention of bleeding the system at all. As a matter of fact, I don't think there is a way to bleed it. There is no bleed screw at the top of the filter.
I made sure that the fuel level was almost at the max mark. I fired up the motor and ran it at idle for 10 min and then at 1000 RPM for another 5 min. It ran normal, but my question is what happens to the air that is in the fuel filter? I am pretty damn certain it was not totally full when I put the lid on. Anyone have experience with Deere and this type of filter?
After thinking about this for a day, my theory is that some air stays at the top of filter, but fuel doesn't get picked up from the top, but rather somewhere below the air pocked. I'm attaching a few pics of the filter.