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Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
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Experience:  40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
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I have a 40 hp westerbeak with electric lift pump. I am

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I have a 40 hp westerbeak with electric lift pump. I am changing fuel filters. How do I purge the air from the lines. Thanks Tom
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Tan replied 1 year ago.

Hello Tom. My name is Tan.

This may take more than one reply to answer your question.

Could I get the generator model please. Not knowing the model I don't know if you have gas or diesel. They made both.

If this is a gasoline engine the system doesn't need to be bled.

If diesel follow these instructions. I am assuming you have diesel as to the question of bleeding the lines.

I crack the fittings on the injectors then crank the engine till I see good fuel. Once the injector start to squirt fuel tighten the fittings then start engine.

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