Thread: Genset bleeding
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:57 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by kulas44 View Post
As an aside to this (hijack?) I just helped my BIL change oil and filters in his NEW motorhome. It has a 6.7 liter Cummins electronic diesel engine. The engine manual stated "fill the fuel filter with clean diesel OR OIL". So, my suggestion, on numerous occasions, to fill the fuel filter with new ATF seems plausible. Even if you've never heard of anyone doing that. The main thing is that it is CLEAN.
yeah.... likely it would work out just fine but it would make me nervous. On my Cummins, supposedly it is self priming. The procedure is to key on the engine for 30 seconds, and then off. Repeat this 5 times and the new filter should be filled and bled. I will know once I actually try it out.

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