water in fuel system


just filled my fourtrak with water instead of diesel.(the water was at the bottom of a fuel storage tank). My engine was ticking over at the time she made a few spluttering noises and then stalled. On realising what had happened I drained my fuel tank blew out the fuel lines and changed the filter.I bled it at the bleed screw on the filter head. I then tried starting the engine in the normal way followed by a lot of churning but the engine would not start.
Can anyone tell me what to do next Unknw

No go Juice


After bleeding air from the filter unit , slacken the pipe union on injector 1, get an assistant to spin the engine over and when the spluttering/air is dispelled retighten. Suggest you carry a spare filter, as water may still remain in the tank)

Some info on this post


Edward (ews) '92 Fourtrak 2.8 TDX

Bleeding Fuel System


My experience carrying out this task is that using the lift pump or cranking the engine just doesnt provide a positive result.

Because I dont own an air compresor to pressurise the tank, best option, I have used an old vacuum cleaner to suck fuel through to the injector pump by removing the intake line. Its works a treat, however dont use Mums machine as diesel does horrible things to the cleaners inards.