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Old 10-29-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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Fuel system bleeding?

Hi,

My 00 Boxy has been off the road for a few months & in the meantime I decided to change the fuel filter.

No it is running like a dog, won't idle, backfires, misfire, coughs & splutters etc.

Do the injection systems required bleeding?

The battery also went flat so not sure if that's the issue.

Any idea's guys?

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:49 AM   #2
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The fuel system does not need to be bled.
Disconnect the battery and charge it for at least 12 hours on a trickle charger.
Then try again.
Low voltage from a suspect battery can do strange things.......
Keep us informed of the outcome.
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:24 AM   #3
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The fuel system does not need to be bled.
Disconnect the battery and charge it for at least 12 hours on a trickle charger.
Then try again.
Low voltage from a suspect battery can do strange things.......
Keep us informed of the outcome.
sounds about right...good call
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:56 AM   #4
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Except

don't discount the need for the ECU to learn all over again after it has lost its memory because the battery went flat over a long period of time.

Depending on what type of battery you have, check its "water" levels, load test it after it has been charged, then run the car for a good while and in a week or so things will settle. Also get a new full tank of gas.

Good article in the Nov 2010 issue of Excellence on what happens when the battery is disconnected or discharges and the ECU loses its memory.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:31 AM   #5
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Also get a new full tank of gas.
+1 on the fuel. It's been sitting over the hottest months, then into the cooler months. Might be a little water in the fuel tank.

edit:
Oops! Just saw your location...been sitting in the cold and now it's getting warm. Same procedure!

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Old 11-10-2010, 01:10 AM   #6
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Thanks

Thanks guys,

I got some fuel conditioner that I will put in it 7 new battery charger as it seems my old one has died & I see how it goes.

Will post the results.

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