Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cody, Wy
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I'm well aware of both procedures. Point is, the OP up until now had no idea the engine could run away, and if he incorrectly installed the cover, then found his no start was due to something simple as a wiring problem, fixed it then fired it up, he'd be in a world of hurt, right? I never found it much of a challenge to lay a shop rag under the side cover to catch what little diesel runs out, check for rotation, then reinstall with no need to prime. Seems a safer and more foolproof route for a poster not used to working on pumps, as you said, to each his own.
Heavy truck and diesel mechanic (thankfully retired after 30+ yrs)
'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.