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I recently bought a 24v and am trying to keep up with maintenance  as well as possible. so i drained the water from my fuel filter and obviously  lost three prime there was no solution in the manual or th parts and troubleshooting as to how to prime the motor. i tried to turn the key to the on position several times before cranking to see if it would self prime but it only continued to crank. i searched google and forums for the answer but could only find the solution of self priming. this did work for me however it took many many tries and almost an hour for my truck to start i know that the ignition process of diesel motors can cause a significant wear and tear. is there any other solution or a way to manually prime the truck so i can continue routine maintenance without the hassle

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Instead of just turning the key on you need to bump the starter, no engine strt and your lift pump should run for about 25 seconds. This will refill the fuel canister. It might take more than on cycle depending on how empty the canister is. If you have pulled air up into the IP and the high pressure side of things you will need to open some fuel lines at the head. 3 will usually work, 1, 3, and 4 are the easiest to open. Once the engine starts firing you can start closing the lines and it might run rough for a little while but will smooth out once all of the air is purged.

Do you know what kind of lift pump you have? 

And welcome to the site.

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