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Priming a Cummins after running out of fuel

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Priming a Cummins after running out of fuel

CumminsYoungGun CumminsYoungGun
User | Posts: 88 | Joined: 03/11
Posted: 04/06/11
10:27 PM

Nobody panic, I didn't run out.  This is a what if I don't pay attention one time scenario.  I was afraid when i picked up the truck that I would run out of fuel, and realized later that if I had, I'd have to prime it.  I just wanna know what I do to prime the engine so I'm prepared if something ever does happen.  
Wayne J.
1998.5 2500 24 valve Cummins - No Mods Yet; Patience

White_Lightning White_Lightning
Guru | Posts: 942 | Joined: 07/09
Posted: 04/07/11
08:45 AM

Crack the line going into the injection pump, it's kinda down low on the side. Bump the starter, this will cause the lift pump to run for 30 seconds. Repeat until you see fuel. Tighten up the fitting, loosed injector lines 1 and 3 on the side of the head and turn over until it fires, then tighten them back up.  

2004 Dodge Ram 3500 QCLB with '97 12 valve swap, 5 speed, 4x4

SOLD: 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 SCLB, 12 valve Cummins, 5 speed, 4x4, lift pump, benched P7100, injectors, cam, port/polish, valve springs, studs, O-rings, coated pistons, balanced bottom end, intake and exhaust manifolds, S363/S480 compounds.