98. 5 96,500 miles, no HP upgrades, 1st LP and 1st VP44
I have a question about bleeding my VP44. You may remember that my engine died and would not start a week and a half ago. I got it onto a trailer and got it home to my garage. The kind people here on TDR think it is my VP44 pump. Thank you for the help. Before I change it I wanted to check every thing out in the fuel system that was cheaper to replace. Found the LP was bad.
I am now to the point where I have a good supply of fuel coming out of the fuel filter. Pressure is 8psi cranking (it will not start) and the volume is a little more than a quart and Ĺ in one 25 second bump the starter cycle. Also my fuel does not have air bubbles in it.
When I open the injectors at #3, 4 and 5 as the shop manual says I get a tiny little bit of bubble and then a tiny bit of fuel out of 3 and 4 nothing out of #5. I opened all 3 at the same time and I also tried one at a time. I donít think I am getting fuel out of them or at least enough fuel. It is not squirting out like the picture in the shop manual. How much should it squirt?
Is this the only test I can do to tell if it is indeed the VP44? I do not have a code reader and canít take the truck to someone to read it. I was going to buy software for my laptop to read them but my laptop took a dump the day I got the truck back home. (Some days are not even worth chewing through your restraints. )
Any help will be appreciated.