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Old 07-23-2017, 01:53 PM   #1
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Fuel Primer Help needed!

First of all hi everybody!

I am a complete newbie at everything bus related...


Here's my problem,

1987 international bus, DT360 I think

It sat for a year without being started, then it started right up and ran fine 2 months ago.

Last week I had it hauled to my new town on a tilt back trailer, it started and ran fine getting it ON the trailer but when it was tilted back to get OFF it would not start and required a shot of ether.

Now it will not start.

I gave it ether and she fires right up then sputters off.

I tried priming the fuel pump for 20 mins and it feels squishy, not firm at all. I pumped the bejeezus out of that thing...

Is there a fuel bleed valve anywhere on this thing or do I have to crack the injection lines at the pump?

I have looked EVERYWHERE and can't seem to find a bleeder...

I also bought new fuel filters but I haven't put them on yet.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
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Old 07-23-2017, 04:52 PM   #2
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first u prefill both your fuel filters and install them. The vehicle may pick up the fuel when u use either again, maybe not.
second, if you have a fuel bulb, you can check at that point to make sure u are getting fuel to that point.
third, there is always the electric fuel pump. I carry one with hoses attached n wiring in one compartment ....
fourth, One bus I had a fuel problem with had a piece of cardboard stuck in the bulkhead fuel connector in front of the engine... so it can be a blockage problem
you can also check at injectors of course
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