Fuel system - depressurising

Warning: The fuel system will remain pressurised after the engine is switched off. Comply with relevant safety precautions during this operation and refer to the “Safety First” Section at the beginning of this manual before proceeding 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Position a suitable container beneath the fuel filter.

3 Cover the outlet union on the filter with a wad of absorbent cloth to minimise the risk of fuel spray, then slowly loosen the outlet union and allow the pressure to dissipate.

4 Tighten the union on completion unless the filter is to be renewed.

5 The system will remain depressurised until the fuel pump is primed prior to starting the engine. Remove the container and cloth on completion.

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