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There are two types of these... one has a rubber bulbous unit in the fuel line to the filter - you use that on that type to bleed the system...
The other is self bleeding - you just crank the engine until it starts - which do you have
dont have a rubber bulbous unit so must be the self bleeding one but engine wont start been trying for ages ???
Ok - did you fill the fuel filter housing with diesel first when you fitted the filter?
Yes filled with diesel first
Ok - did you fit a complete filter unit - ie body inc etc - or did you replace the inner filter ?
I replaced the full canister filter
Ok - there's a couple of things here now then - you first need to remove the filter again and check if there is fuel in there...If not, then its sucking air for sure - Refil it - refit it - and ensure there are no air leaks anywhere..
These can be a real pain to bleed - you need after ensuring that the filter is on / tight / no air leaks etc...to re bleed it as per above - crak for 6-8 secs at a time - resting the starter in between for the same time - or you wil burn the starter out..
Another way if it refuses to go - is to tow start it...assuming you have done nothing wrong - it will go towing it in 3rd gear until it starts...
The other - garage way..is to fit a manual bleeder in the line from the filter to the inj pump and bleed it that way. These pumps are about 10£ or so from car shops ...
So those are the ways to get this sorted for you now.
no air leaks full of diesel so will try the garage way
Thats the best way to be honest with you - we have one that we fit and remove - but for you , I suggest fit it..and leave it fitted...for next time..!
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