Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 00:05:19 +0100
From: "Richard" <rootnospamlhost>
Subject: Re: problem starting Saab diesel after running out of fuel


"kingdoodlesquat" <neggerscheggersnospamtseacatspam.com> schreef in bericht news:WqidnZKcRrTr8yvYRVnyvwAnospamom... > > "Everett M. Greene" <mojavegnospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com> wrote in > message > news:20070123.7A1F558.97B1nospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com... >> "kingdoodlesquat" <neggerscheggersnospamtseacatspam.com> writes: >> > "Trespassers W" <trespassers_wnospamshack.com> wrote >> > > I foolishly ran out of fuel in Saab 9-5 3.0TiD yesterday 10 miles >> > > from >> > home >> > > (the display showed I still had enough fuel for 30 miles). An > insurance >> > > company man brought me 10 liters of fuel and it took me 1.5 hrs to > start >> > the {SNIP} >> > continually try to pressurise the system & push the air out of the > cracked >> > point. When fuel comes out, switch off the ignition & tighten up the > union. >> > Hopefully your car should then start within 2 or 3 times. >> >> War story: Caterpillar tractors are all but impossible >> to start again even with a starting engine if the main >> engine is run out of fuel. Did you ever try towing a >> D8 Cat to get it started? > > You could always push it downhill with a prevailing wind!!! I've had > similar > nightmares trying to get train engines started. > > kds :-) > Hello, are you really serious about this? I just can not imagine a "larger" diesel engine to NOT have some sort of bleeding mechanism. All the marine diesels I have come across had a sort of manual pump that includes an automatic bleeding valve.... How do they start those big engines up for the first time (at the factory) ? Just curious. Richard.

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