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Old 07-05-2020, 02:08 PM   #1
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Kohler 8EOZ Fuel Bleed point..

Hello,

Had the Genset conk out the other night while at anchor, didnt make the boss to happy with no AC but we did ok for a few hours ....

So back at the dock I changed both fuel filters and started the fuel bleed steps,, but the manuals example was a little different from what I saw...

Looks like I have only one bleed point??...dont see any other screws on the upper filter housing...

PS...There was zero fuel coming out of that one bleed point so I thought maybe the pump wasn't pumping...(or I this screw wasn't a bleed point)...anyway so I looked closer at the fuel pump and it has a short power/ground molex wire disconnect and the ground wire had broken off the crimped pin..it actually was hanging on by maybe one or two wires strands and when I touched it it gave up...the connector was vibrating allot which what eventually most likely what caused the wire to break loose from the pi crimp..

I made the wiring repairs and positioned the harness so it was not vibrating so much.

I didnt have to bleed the system after all..I guess cause I filled both filter bowls with fuel when installing..


Thanks for any comments and suggestions..
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Attached are the bleed instructions.
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Yes, I read that, but my fuel filter upper case is different it seems?
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Old 07-05-2020, 05:41 PM   #4
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As strange as it may sound, the two bleed screws are on the "inside" of the filter head rather that where you can see them.

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Well thats like you said, strange...but I guess I got lucky...sometimes if you fill the filter housings up really good it may prime itself...
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I always bled my 8EOZ at that banjo fitting and it always worked....
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That banjo screw is a bleed screw, too, just farther downstream. If you fill the filter with fuel first, so there is little air left, you can usually quickly get it out at that pump bleed screw. If there is a lot of air in the filter, things go much faster if you bleed out as much as possible at the filter vs letting it move downstream and deing with it later in the circuit.
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