- Apr 20, 2016
Do you have to bleed the air from the system when you pump the tank out dry?
No, what I do is shut off the fuel valve that is down stream of my primary filter then pump the tank dry. In the spring after I fill it, I use the primer pump on my primary filter to add a little pressure then open the fuel shutoff valve. She starts right up and doesn't hiccup at all. YMMVDo you have to bleed the air from the system when you pump the tank out dry?
That's interesting and good to know. I'm in northern VT and the previous owner of my boat is in Quebec and he filled the tank and used Star Tron and Biobor JF and didn't have any problems. Sometimes I think we (myself included) overthink these things.Just an anecdote. Here in Maine I fill my diesel tank in the fall and do nothing else. I don't use stabilizers or biocides. My boat sits in storage for 7 months each year. No problems yet,