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d-17 with a buda motor

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02-05-2012 15:34:22

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Getting ready to try and start a d-17 that has been dead for more than 25 year. What is the best way to prime up the injection pump?

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02-05-2012 20:42:34

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 Re: d-17 with a buda motor in reply to tlccpoor, 02-05-2012 15:34:22  
I used a shop vac to prime mine. I had changed the filters so I loosened the fuel line going into the pump head. I put the hose on the outlet side of the shop vac and the other end over the fuel tank fill. The vac pressurizes the tank enough to push all the air out to the pump head. Once the fuel gets to the head it will quickly prime the high pressure side and start quickly.

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02-05-2012 17:37:23

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 Re: d-17 with a buda motor in reply to tlccpoor, 02-05-2012 15:34:22  
Wire up, and plumb an electric fuel pump, into the fuel line, between the filters (which I assume, you have changed and air bled), and the injector pump.

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02-05-2012 15:58:25

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 Re: d-17 with a buda motor in reply to tlccpoor, 02-05-2012 15:34:22  
When we tried to start a old Oliver my son hung a 2 gallon tank up higher than the pump used a inline fuel filter (just a gasoline filter) and a new rubber line. cut the existing line where it was handy, and took the return line off. It would bleed itself that way. We had no luck,had to take the pump off and get it gone thru. If you take the pump off turn the engine over till the timing marks align, in the little window(with 2 screws) hope this helps. Vic

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