bleed all 6 injectors after fuel filter change? - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum
98.5-02 Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect..NO ADVERTISING .

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
Cummins Fan
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 93
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
bleed all 6 injectors after fuel filter change?

Is it recommended to bleed all 6 injectors after changing the fuel filter?

I failed to cycle the lift pump after changing the filter, the truck started and died within a few seconds.

Bled at vp pump banjo bolt, and bled the injectors I could access when i got it running. If I remember correctly I could reach only 1, 3, 4 5.

Is it possible for air to remain trapped in the injectors I did not bleed?


asheng is offline  
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 10:10 PM
I wanna go fast...
Chris Mallett's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Craigsville, WV
Posts: 3,475
Thanks: 118
Thanked 97 Times in 78 Posts
iTrader Score: 3 reviews
It is not necessary to bleed all of them, if you are getting fuel to the ones you are cracking, it should start and clear out the others.

2005 QC LB Dually, sold.
2007 Mega Longbed Dually, twins, fuel, trans, 19.5's. Long and white. Not something I can normally say...
Chris Mallett is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 10:15 PM
Rollin Smoke
Rollin Smoke Diesel's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rolling Prairie, IN
Posts: 10,278
Thanks: 2,797
Thanked 2,562 Times in 1,284 Posts
iTrader Score: 19 reviews
Sometimes it may take awhile. Make sure the filter canister is filled with diesel. If cycling the pujmp doesnt help, start by bleeding at the filter housing to the VP44 and at least one (maybe two) injector lines.

You'll get it going :thumbsup

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS and offer Cummins Forum Discounts where avaliable.

219-851-1195 Monday-Sat 8am-6pm CST, online ordering 24/7, Please Email
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
no PM's

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Rollin Smoke Diesel is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 04:20 PM
Diesel Freak
JSPulliam21's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Castalian Springs, TN
Posts: 891
Thanks: 2
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Bleed the filter. You should be able to get it started with just that, but if not you will need to bleed 1, 3, and 4. Open them up good and have someone crank until you get the air out and it tries to start. Tighten the nuts after the air bleeds out, and crank until it starts. Do not crank longer than 30 seconds at a time. Once it starts let it run for a while to get all of the air bled out.

98.5 3500 QC LB NV4500 4x4 3.55 SRW, DiPricol gauges, BHAF, 4" Silverline, FBD 150's, Edge Comp, Valair 3800 DD, Draw Straw, 1/2" Filter to IP Line, FASS 95HPFP, 2" Leveling Kit, DSS, 35" Toyo M/T, KDP killed 403HP/899 TQ
JSPulliam21 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2008, 06:23 PM
Diesel Head
Mopar1973Man's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Meadows, Idaho
Posts: 25,029
Thanks: 2,146
Thanked 3,974 Times in 3,113 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Here is the re-prime write I've got...

Reprime Fuel System

Michael Nelson -=- 2002 Dodge Ram Cummins 5.9L -=- 1996 Dodge Ram Magnum 5.9L
-= My articles have not been deleted. Just moved to a new location. Look for the "Articles" tab at the top of the web page! =-
Mopar1973Man is offline  
Sponsored Links
The Following User Says Thank You to Mopar1973Man For This Useful Post:
Double-O-C (04-27-2011)
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome