[Vwdiesel] Run out of fuel

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 4 11:09:37 EST 2004

If you run out, just remove the fuel filter, fill it with fuel, reinstall
it, and crank on her until she fires up.

I remember one time I literally drove into the station spitting and
sputtering.  I had run out of fuel way before I expected too.  I didn't have
any tools to remove the fuel filter.  So I just filled up the tank and then
just cranked on her a few times, no more than about 5 or 6 seconds at a time
to prevent burning up the starter or draining the battery, until she fired

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 240k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 93k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Jack" <kevin.jack at primus.ca>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 7:35 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Run out of fuel

> Hey Guys
> Ive never had to do this to my Jetta....but I came very close..
> How do you bleed the fuel system when there is fuel in the system...do you
> have to bleed by loosening the injectors...or is there a bleeder nipple
> somewhere...
> Hope its as easy as my Cruiser :)
> Thanks
> Kevin

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