Trouble starting the tractor after a PM.

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  1. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Medium Load Member

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    10130.jpeg 10128.jpeg For some of you new to driving be aware you typically get new fuel filters when you get your oil changed. If down the road you find yourself having difficulty with the truck starting, odds are your fuel system has lost prime. Here's the new manual prime for Detroit engines (hopefully some of you other hands can fill in.
     
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  3. Hyweighman

    Hyweighman Medium Load Member

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    Pump it, pump it till it gets hard
     
  4. Hyweighman

    Hyweighman Medium Load Member

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    They should have prefilled both filters
     
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  5. SoulScream84

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    Problem is they screwed up the gaskets, had 3 days of this before I got somewhere that could work me in and had the parts nearby
     
  6. FarmerTom311

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    At least it’s got a hand pump. My Cummins you just have crank on it and hope the batteries don’t die before the truck starts lol.
     
  7. SoulScream84

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    This was the first time I'd encountered it personally, but I'd heard of them over tightening fuel filter/line components. The original pump I found videos of (before contacting road service) was like this. I was afraid the new Detroit's had abandoned the manual pump until road service told me to unscrew the hidden 1.
     

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  8. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Where did you have your truck serviced?
     
  9. SoulScream84

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    Petro Sparks. They primed it and for 2 days after it ran well, then the 3rd day when opti-idle tried to fire up she had no prime.
     
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    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Being that they screwed up the gaskets, did they make it right?
     
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  11. SoulScream84

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    I was already way down the road on that 1, took it into another TA and am sure Prime just footed the bill rather than trying to argue wear/tear vs overwrenching.
     
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