How long did you try to start it after it dies? Crank on it a bit before giving up
Don't do that. Or anything in that post.Use a little WD-40 like you would starting fluid right into the air intake. That should get it to start popping over. WD-40 is the best starting fluid to use if you end up with what it sounds like as maybe vapor locked. I don't drain my fuel out the canister when I change my fuel filter. DONT use starting fluid if you have glow plugs though. KABOOM!
Agreed! You drain tbe fuel bowl to remove contaminants from the bowl before changing the filter. You may have a weak lift pump but the first I would do is make sure you are getting fuel to the filter bowl. If not crack the fuel line ooen and cycle the lift pump a few times until you do. Then once you do tighten down the line a d try to start again.Don't do that. Or anything in that post.
Not draining the filter bowl is asking for trouble. The system will self prime. If it's not. There's another issue.
Have you tried just bumping the starter over and let the pump run for 25 seconds then start it?
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Just ribbin you.I understand draining it to get the contaminants out. I dont drain mine and have never had the problems getting it started after a filter change and if you do drain yours fill it back up with clean diesel then put the cap on. Why let any more air in to the system than you than you have to. As far as using WD-40 as starting fluid, there is nothing wrong with that especially if you are stranded out in the middle of nowhere -20 degrees suns going down and you have about run your battery dead just cranking on it.