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We changed fuel filter and now it wont stàrt. We filled the…

We changed fuel filter...

We changed fuel filter and now it wont stàrt. We filled the filter with diesel. The engine management has timed out from contious

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the fuel filter an external one, or is it inside the tank?

Continuous cranking. We dont want to try again until we know what what to do

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

Exturnal

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2011 2.4 turbo ford transit

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Transit yourself? What have you tried so far?

Loosened the nuts on the coomon rail. Lots of air bubbles came out

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Do we need any special tools

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Matt
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OK on a TDCI ( your engine) don't crack any pipes off as this will introduce air

what usually helps is to use a vacuum pump or a hand primer like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130983742042?clk_rvr_id=1470092074127&rmvSB=true

to draw the fuel through from the tank

It also helps to try jacking the back of the van up so any air in the line will tend to travel back to the tank

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