HAD BAD FUEL IN THE TANK AND WAS WANDERING WHAT I COULD DO MYSELF

  • Tiny
  • andycross
  • 1984 Nissan Patrol/Safari
  • 300,000 miles

I had recently broke down slowly on the highway just after I bought fuel and came to a complete stop and now will not start at all, I had drained the tank and it was clear looking not thick green diesel and had a brown tinge look about it, real bad looking when is setteled it went clear, I dropped the tank and rinsed it with petrol bolted it back up with some fresh diesel and replaced the fuel filter but still wont start, what else could I do, flush injector pump or something<< thanks

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 AT 10:20 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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Did you bleed the system? Release the injection nozzle pressure pipe slightly and crank till you see clear fresh diesel coming out and retighten.

Ensure the glow plugs are working.

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