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Old 17-09-11, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Air in the fuel line..how to bleed ?? going into limp mode

Hi, anyone know how to bleed the air line on a 407 diesel 1.6 54 plate??
I keep getting the message "air in fuel line", then it goes into limp mode.
I have cleared the code but it has happened again so i need to know how to bleed the air from the fuel to stop it happening again.

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Old 17-09-11, 11:32 AM   #2
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Not 100% on the 1.6, but on the 2.0 there is a bleed nipple/screw on top of the diesel filter. Open slightly, and the air will come out.
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Old 17-09-11, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks, will give it a try
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Old 17-09-11, 04:07 PM   #4
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This is a self bleed system. Just prime the bulb under the style cover on top of the engine. It really shouldn't need bleeding. I'd say you have some other problem causing it.
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Old 17-09-11, 08:33 PM   #5
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Thanks, did as advised from earlier post. No fuel present in filter, now in economy mode, won't start at all. Been priming but no luck.
Please help...:
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Old 18-09-11, 08:36 AM   #6
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Is the priming bulb hard, or still very soft? If hard, then the diesel is there, if not, there must be a blockage somewhere between the tank and the priming bulb. This could explain why you have air in the system.
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Old 18-09-11, 08:41 AM   #7
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Thanks, did as advised from earlier post. No fuel present in filter, now in economy mode, won't start at all. Been priming but no luck.
Please help...:
Not to be smart but have you checked it for diesel. Is the gauge reading maybe quarter full?
Could be actually empty! I've had a few with this problem.
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Old 18-09-11, 08:44 AM   #8
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Priming bulb is soft but when pumped it does start to fill with fuel very slightly but no fuel in fuel filter. Do i need to fill the fuel filter with fuel??
Windows won't close while in economy mode?? any ideas, thank you.
Tank is over half full, but thanks.
Car was running but coming up with fault "air in fuel rail". Tried to bleed at top of fuel filter as advised but now won't start at all.

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Old 18-09-11, 08:51 AM   #9
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Priming bulb is soft but when pumped it does start to fill with fuel very slightly but no fuel in fuel filter. Do i need to fill the fuel filter with fuel??
Windows won't close while in economy mode?? any ideas, thank you.
Tank is over half full, but thanks.
Car was running but coming up with fault "air in fuel rail". Tried to bleed as advised but now won't start at all.
It needs to go on the computer. Check fuel pressure on cranking.
When was the last time the fuel filter was changed?
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Old 18-09-11, 08:55 AM   #10
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Not sure when the fuel filter was last changed. I have had the car just a couple of months and have one problem on top of another.
Should i change the fuel filter do you think? thanks.
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