Priming/bleeding

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Re: Priming/bleeding

Post by dj7613 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Yes .... amazingly simple explanation. I felt a bit stupid but as you have found pumping technique is not obvious.
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Re: Priming/bleeding

Post by Nigel Birch » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:40 pm

I think if you have to move it why not ditch it and get one of those swizzle on jobbies. Those CAV's are a black art and I would hate to have to try to change one at sea....
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Re: Priming/bleeding

Post by dj7613 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:25 am

Yes I agree. Anyone got a suggestion. The Racor 500 turbine filter looks good. I have one of those but it is on my fuel pollisher.

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Post by TyroSailor » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:08 am

You polish your fuel? That takes boat husbandry to a new level! :shock:
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Re: Priming/bleeding

Post by Hardover » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:35 am

Having experienced engine failure due to a fuel blockage, all in failing light with the wind picking up and the sea state becoming "interesting", I subsequently relocated everything so that it is now very easy to get to. On the advice of YBW I also fitted a one way priming bulb before the primary filter. This makes bleed and priming a doodle. Press the bulb until it hardens up and then undo bleed points one at a time and listen to the air gushing out. Be ready to close it offf quickly as the fuel comes out rapidly too.

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