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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: UK Car
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
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Ran out of diesel, how do i get it started again? last

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ran out of diesel, how do i get it started again?
JA: How old is the engine? And when was it last serviced?
Customer: last serviced this year? and it's a 63 plate car
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: mercedes a class
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: putting diesel in the tank that's all i've done
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 month ago.

Hey how are you

Try taking filter housing off and pour diesel in it , ?and try to start , you can spray 2 buffs of starting fluid thru the intake ,but not more than 2 spray buffs and try again , turn the ignition switch from off to on , few times ,each time you do it from off to n wait few seconds back to off wait 10 secs then back on again,we trying to prime the fuel rail ,but will take few times to get the air out of line hopefully

now this as long as fuel pump in tank is working and the high pressure pump is working, i m assuming they are since it was running ,in some cases they will burn out if ran out if fuel and stayed running , the one in tank, what we call transfer pump

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