Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 20:22:11 -0000
From: "kingdoodlesquat" <neggerscheggersnospamtseacatspam.com>
Subject: Re: problem starting Saab diesel after running out of fuel


"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 > > > engine. At times I turned the starter for as long as 30 secs. I > > > unsuccessfully tried to locate a fuel filter or a fuel pump somewhere > > under > > > the hood. Finally, when the battery was half-dead, the engine started. My > > > questions are as follows: > > > What is one supposed to do in such situations (other than make sure they > > do > > > not happen)? > > > > Whenever a diesel system on any engine runs out of fuel, it is always > > difficult to get going again because the air drawn into the fuel system > > creates loads of airlocks & are always hard to shift. The best way I know of > > to get rid of the air in the system is to crack the pipe at the most > > convenient point by loosening off a union as close to the fuel injectors as > > you can get. When you switch the key on I think the fuel pump pressurises > > the fuel system without having to turn the engine over, so hopefully it will > > 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 :-)

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