diesel bleed

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piki
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diesel bleed

Post by piki »

so i replaced today the fuel filter in my dad's car -picasso c3 2017 diesel , and i noticed that the diesel filter is different then my 2012 picasso,
as it has no bleed pump on the filter housing .
the local dealer says just to fill the filter up with fuel , and thats it .
i did that , in the first start or 2 it took a bit longer to start and the car dies , but since then it start normal and run normal .
there is another option to bleed? is it necessary in this 2017 car?

Hell Razor5543
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Re: diesel bleed

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

It is not unusual for the HDi engine to have issues the first time it is started after the fuel filter is replaced, as there could still be air in the system. After that (and a couple of minutes running) it should be fine.

piki
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Re: diesel bleed

Post by piki »

thx alot appreciate ur reply

Flann90
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Re: diesel bleed

Post by Flann90 »

Also sometimes on the fuel line there is a schrader valve for bleeding the air out to help with this you just press it until fuel starts to leak and job done obviously depends on the vehicle

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Re: diesel bleed

Post by RichardW »

Is this a Blue HDi? They've gone back to an electric lift pump, you just need to switch the ignition on and off 3 or 4 times to bleed the system.

piki
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Re: diesel bleed

Post by piki »

RichardW wrote:
06 Mar 2021, 12:22
Is this a Blue HDi? They've gone back to an electric lift pump, you just need to switch the ignition on and off 3 or 4 times to bleed the system.
i dont know , but somehow that exactly what i did , car drive normal so far :shock:

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Re: diesel bleed

Post by piki »

Flann90 wrote:
05 Mar 2021, 23:43
Also sometimes on the fuel line there is a schrader valve for bleeding the air out to help with this you just press it until fuel starts to leak and job done obviously depends on the vehicle
didnt saw somthin like that...