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Re: Priming/bleeding

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 pm
by dj7613
Yes .... amazingly simple explanation. I felt a bit stupid but as you have found pumping technique is not obvious.
Davod

Re: Priming/bleeding

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:40 pm
by Nigel Birch
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....

Re: Priming/bleeding

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:25 am
by dj7613
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.

Re: Priming/bleeding

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:08 am
by TyroSailor
You polish your fuel? That takes boat husbandry to a new level! :shock:

Re: Priming/bleeding

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:35 am
by Hardover
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.