[Vwdiesel] no diesel flow to the injection pump

Will Taygan william at taygan.com
Thu Mar 13 17:38:48 PDT 2008

use a mityvac to pull suction on the return line out of the injection
pump, and it will prime the pump for you.  all should be good.

otherwise, pull the top return line banjo bolt and fill the pump with
diesel poured into a funnel with a coffee filter in it.

prime the pump!


On Thu, 2008-03-13 at 17:27 -0700, Dave wrote:
> Hi,
>    I went out to start up my 82 VW Rabbit diesel truck
> after sitting for the Winter and it won't start.  I am
> not getting diesel flow from the fuel filter to the
> injection pump. It's filled with air, no diesel.
>   I loosened  injector 2 and 3 connections and opened
> the vent like it said in my manual and I start to get
> flow with lots of air bubbles, when I turn over the
> starter, but not enough to see it coming out of the
> injector connections.  Anybody else got any hints.  
>    If the pumps bad I have a couple of injection pumps
> I took out of running Rabbit diesels that if worse
> comes to worse I could try.
> Thanks
> Dave
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