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Old 04-03-2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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What do you prime fuel filters with?

I'm kinda new to the diesel pickup thing. Changed the fuel filter today and the owners manual says to put it on empty and start it up. I did that and it died. Called a friend and he said to prime it with ATF so I did. Still took a lot of cranking to get it running and when it did start it stunk and made all kinds of smoke.

Anything else good to prime the filter with? I'd use diesel fuel if I thought it was clean but I'm leary about pooring unfiltered fuel into the clean side of the filter.

How about priming it with diesel injector cleaner?
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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Kinda slow in here?
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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Always prime with diesel fuel,what i do is fill the filter about half full before i install,usually runs rough for about to or three minutes, untill it purges out all the air,atf is what made the smoke and stink,but it should clear up.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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That is a good idea use the fluid used in the next piece in the drive train so if the unit has a manual transmission do you use 50W or 75/90 synthetic or just dyno oil.
I personally use diesel fuel to prime a diesel fuel filter, but then I am a mechanic and never learned the new way to do things.
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I use 50/50 diesel and lucas injector cleaner/ fuel conditioner. I've also filled with power services which you can get at walmart.

Piece of advice on the old ford fuel pumps. They like lubricity. Use powerservices or some kind of lubricity additive and your pump will thank you. The newer high sulfur fuels lack the lubricity of the old fuels.

Johnp3...what all does your wife sell?? We own a peach orchard and my wife has started going to nearby farmers markets with our peaches. Hope to have purple hull's soon.
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The wife sells 100% Canadian, 95% from the Okanagan, fruit, and vegetables, she has a dollar type store and gift shop as well.
Myself or my son do most of the pick-ups, she knows a lot of the growers and is very picky as to the products she sells, any problems she sends it back.
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We would gladly buy produce from the US growers, when you buy the permits and brokerage fees and all it is not worth it unless you are a large company.
I go to Orville all the time and they have great produce and the people are great.
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Our market we go to you must grow it. It would be cool to have a stand though. My wife enjoys the market. The people at this one are very nice and try to learn from one another. Its not competitive at all. There are some around here that folks won't ever look at each other its so competitive.

We are a little south of you...an hour from the TX/AR line...lol. We are starting VERY early on drought conditions. Been watering corn and squash for 4 weeks! Hope our peaches make it through the next three varieties.

I'm sure its high to come across the border...I never have understood the difference though. Isn't it cheaper to come here than for you guys to get it their?? Or is it pretty even across the border?
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I drove a truck and was a roadie for my uncle in your area in the middle 60's.
There are always restrictions and Personally I believe there is a lot of BS as to produce crossing the border. I buy almost all our chicken and pork in the US. Even though I can buy US produce in the grocery store in Canada I can not bring it across.
The wife does the fruit stand she knows every variety, of every fruit, she loves to talk to the tourists from all over the world. She knows all the local children and their names.
We actually use to send Canadian produce across the border with tourists, then someone made a new rule, every year it will change.
My favorite story from the border was a few years ago when the mad cow BS was going on the US did not allow any Canadian beef into the US. I was at the US customs desk, and they had a very old couple there after searching their motor home, and finding cans of beef stew, they were reaming the guy out, about the cans of stew and how it could destroy the US cattle market. I must admit I was listening in, I looked at the can and on the bottom it said product of the USA. I butted in and showed the old guy that. The boarder guard still reamed the guy out but put the cans in a bag and let them leave, with the cans.
I buy all my major auto Parts threw Rock Auto, also tires some things are away cheaper some are not. I buy all my diesel in the US.
I cross mostly every week, you have to know the rules and you will have no problems.
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Rock auto is a sent from Heaven I believe...lol.

I remember the "mad cow" scare. The worst thing was how uninformed the media was which led to the population being uninformed. I have been an agriculture teacher for 9 years...voag...ffa...going to start in a few weeks full time at my father in laws shop.

Mad cow desease is what whitetail deer get tested for randomly down here. Chronic wasting desease. Its found in the spinal cord and brain tissues. Which COULD be used in hamburger/spam/bolagna/hot dogs/ etc....but is NOT in steaks, briskets, ribs, etc. They had people so wigged out about beef it wasn't even funny. Then on top of that the cows the showed EVERYTIME on the news were holstein dairy cows. Older ones that go through a sale and are below grade and many times utility grades...those grades normally go for dog food and the such anyways.

It really is alot of political junk that lawmakers in washington decide will help us. They (majority) have never stepped foot on a farm, slaughter house, or been involved in ANY agricultural endeavors but then want to makes laws that protect those interests...same with the EPA/DOT and trucking. Common sense is thrown out th window for political interests and the lining of pockets.

I'll get down now...lol
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