Amarok out of fuel





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    Default Amarok out of fuel

    Hi members

    I had recently sent my Amarok in for a service. Long story short we also took out the fuel tank for a professional clean. Nut on the top was loose and dirt and a bit of water had got in. The mechanic reassembled and put a bit of diesel back in. With the fuel gauge indicating 2 bars the engine just cut out while idling today. Won't start. I suspect maybe the gauge is not calibrated after everything that was moved and the vehicle ran out of fuel. I've now put 20l in and tried to start it but no luck. I know it needs to be primed and apparently this must be done with a vcds.

    Would it be dangerous just to crank it over until it primes itself? Or is it okay to try that?

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    Farmer Doug
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    Default Re: Amarok out of fuel

    Apparently it is not good to do it that way, however I have done it twice now after replacing the diesel filter. My Rok is approaching 300k fast, and touch wood, no ill effects so far. If the diesel filter is empty, you have to crank it quite a bit before it starts.

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    Default Re: Amarok out of fuel

    Just stab the igntion for starter to swing engine. Do it a few times, that primes the low pressue side o filter.

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    Default Re: Amarok out of fuel

    Thanks very much. I got it started but this story might get a whole lot more interesting. Sit tight.
    2013 Amarok 132kw DC 4x4 Manual (Current)
    2013 VW T5 Transporter Crewbus 132kw manual 4Motion (Swambo)
    2013 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T (Sold)
    2000 Mitsubishi Colt 2.8TDI DC 4x4 (Sold)

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    Default Re: Amarok out of fuel

    Take it back to the garage. They bent the rod that the float is on
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