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by Rick (Greenwood In. Usa)
Can I bleed the fuel system or is there a pump somewhere?
Ran out of fuel
You probably need to bleed it at one of the injectors.
There should be a hand pump that is on the bottom of the housing for the fuel filter.
Otherwise just drown it with starting fluid until the engine starts picking up the fuel on its own. Its not the greatest condition for starting because of the lack of lubrication but it will work. I have done it a zillion times and so far nothings blown up.
Bleeding your IR 185
Bleeding the JD engine start at the cylinder injector farthest away from the fuel pump.
Back off the injector a couple turns only, now crank over the engine until the diesel fuel flows.
Now tighten the injector. Wait a couple minutes to give the battery a short rest now spray a good shot of Quick start fluid in the breather intake port.
Crank it for up to 8-10 seconds it should start to fire and gradually come up to idle speed. If not repeat the process, bleeding the next injector etc, etc.
Existing Ingersoll Rand P185 tow behind compressor pages:
- Ingersoll Rand P185 Tow Behind Compressor Parts, Manuals, Information
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- Adjust air pressure on an I/R 185
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- I-R 185 bogs down and dies
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- P-185 stalling
- I/R 185 shutting down
- Ingersoll Rand P185WJD parts catalogue
- I/R 185 spitting hydraulic oil
- Ingersoll Rand 185 intermittent shut down
- Ingersoll Rand 185 blowing air out of pressure relief
- Ingersoll Rand P185 running hot & oil is dark
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