As long as the fuel delivery and return systems are intact, there is no reason to prime. My truck can sit for 2 weeks and still start within 2 seconds.
As for bypassing the clutch switch, you just have to jumper the wires, I don't have a clutch so I'm not sure which ones. LMJD know I think.
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The switch on the clutch pedal. Just unplug and make a spaded jumper.
There's more to it than that. Most have cruise control and there'll be two speed control cutout wires at the switch too. Can't recall the color codes but what's what can be determined with a test light.
Looks like Phil and I posted at the same time. Great minds think alike.
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'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.
My first thought would be to install the FF topped off with fuel, then crack the injector lines to bleed the air. Cracking the lines is what I did a couple times while getting the feel of where my tank pick-ups bottomed out.
So are you only trying to prime for that initial start after installing the 7.3?
Or are you worried about losing prime routinely?
Interested to hear how your project works out.
Yea just the initial prime. I was thinkin today cause I just put the fuel sending unit in the old gas tank and it doesnt look like it sits how the fuel tank does on the diesel so it might not have been picking up the little bit of fuel I had in there either.
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