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I have a mt45 w/ mercedes eng. has a long crank hard start…

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I have a mt45 w/ mercedes eng. has a long crank hard start after it sits for 3 or 4 hours. found a considerable amount of metal in the fuel bowl. removed lift pump, took it apart didnt find anything worn. i have a new one to put on. also there is no metal in the tank. where could the metal be coming from. and could it be the cause of my hard start.

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Freightliner mt 45 vin # 4uzaancp65cv68861

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

The fuel is likley draining back to tank after shutdown. The fuel transfer pump should have a check valve in it , to keep from draining back. So replacing the fuel transfer pump should take care of it!

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

I see question is still open, did you find problem?

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