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Old 07-02-2017, 11:44 PM   #1
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Diesel fuel

Or lack there of. If I run my MBS out of fuel, is their a set procedure to start the engine? Just in case I push it too far.

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Old 07-03-2017, 12:14 AM   #2
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I dunno...but it's probably a bad idea to run it down to zero. Note that when the fuel gauge drops to 0 you've still got 5 or 6 gallons of reserve. All in all, you can probably get something like 300 miles before going to true empty...should be enough for the longest fuelless stretches, even if you're driving to Alaska. But it's a good idea to be aware of your fuel status and of where the next station might be. I use the gas buddy app to look for diesel and I think some navigation systems can find it for you.

I once had a Holiday Rambler with a 128 gallon tank. Gave me a range somewhat over 1000 miles - I'd just pick the states with the lowest prices!


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Old 07-03-2017, 12:16 AM   #3
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You don't want to do that. I don't own an MBS but on most diesels its a PIA to restart without damaging a HP pump.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:31 AM   #4
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I wouldn't want to do that but I will can at least a 5 gals can.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:06 AM   #5
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The MBS has a DC low pressure fuel pump between the fuel tank and the fuel filter.

Read the procedure on dumping water in the fuel filter to use to prime the engine.
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