MBE 4000

Section 17.3 Aerated Fuel

Section 17.3
Aerated Fuel

To determine if aerated fuel is causing lack of power, perform the following steps:‪

  1. Disconnect the fuel line return hose from the fitting located at the fuel tank; refer to OEM guidelines.
  2. Place the open end of the fuel line into a suitable container.
    caution

    To avoid injury before starting and running the engine, ensure the vehicle is parked on a level surface, parking brake is set, and the wheels are blocked.‪

    warning

    ENGINE EXHAUST

    To avoid injury from inhaling engine exhaust, always operate the engine in a well-ventilated area. Engine exhaust is toxic.‪

  3. Start and run the engine.
  4. Operate the engine at 1000 rpm.
  5. Visually check to see if air bubbles are rising to the surface of the fuel within the container.
    1. If air bubbles are not present, shut down engine, check for high fuel pressure; refer to "17.4 Restricted Air Cleaner Element" .
    2. If air bubbles are present, shut down engine; refer to "17.3.1 Aerated Fuel Resolution" .

Section 17.3.1
Aerated Fuel Resolution

Perform the following steps to resolve aerated fuel:‪

  1. Tighten all fuel line connections between the fuel tank and fuel pump; refer to OEM guidelines.
  2. Visually inspect all fuel lines between the fuel tank and fuel pump for leaks.
  3. Repair damaged components as required; refer to OEM guidelines.
  4. Verify aerated fuel resolution; refer to "17.3.1.1 Test the Engine with Aerated Fuel Resolution" .
Section 17.3.1.1
Test the Engine with Aerated Fuel Resolution

Perform the following steps to determine if aerated fuel resolution resolved lack of power condition: ‪

  1. Start and run the engine.
  2. Run the engine at idle with a no-load for approximately 5 minutes, allowing the engine coolant to reach normal operating range.
  3. Test drive the vehicle to ensure lack of power has been resolved.
    1. If no lack of power occurred during the test drive, no further troubleshooting is required. Shut down the engine.
    2. If lack of power occurred during the test drive, shut down the engine and . refer to "17.4 Restricted Air Cleaner Element" .


MBE 4000 Service Manual - 6SE412
Generated on 10-13-2008

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