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Cranking Diesel Tractor When Out of Fuel … (ran out of gas) …


Normally, when a diesel engine (in this case a tractor) runs out of fuel, you have to bleed the air out of the lines. This is done by filling the tank, loosening each fuel line connection/bleeder screw in the correct sequence while turning over the motor to pump fuel back into the lines. It’s not necessarily hard work, just tedious and sometimes, time-consuming.

In this video, Rick presents an alternative method: pulling the tractor with a chain while it’s in gear. Soon enough, the motor forces fuel through the lines, and when the air is gone, the motor fires up. Fast & simple, with the same results.


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