Running out of fuel (diesel)

On vehicle fitted with HDi engines, the fuel system must be primed if you run

On vehicle fitted with HDi engines, the fuel system must be primed if you run out of fuel; refer to the corresponding engine compartment view.

1.6 litre HDi engine

Fill the fuel tank with at least fi ve litres of diesel.

Open the bonnet.

If necessary, unclip the styling cover for access to the priming pump.

Squeeze and release the priming pump repeatedly until resistance is felt (there may be resistance at the first press).

Operate the starter until the engine starts (if the engine does not start at the first attempt, wait around 15 seconds before trying again).

If the engine does not start after a few attempts, operate the priming pump again then start the engine.

Clip the styling cover back in place.

Close the bonnet.

2 litre HDi engine

Fill the fuel tank with at least fi ve litres of Diesel.

Open the bonnet.

If necessary, unclip the style cover for access to the priming pump.

Slacken the bleed screw.

Squeeze and release the priming pump repeatedly until fuel appears in the transparent pipe.

Tighten the bleed screw.

Operate the starter until the engine starts (if the engine fails to start at the first attempt, wait around 15 seconds before trying again).

If the engine fails to start after a few attempts, operate the priming pump again, then the starter.

Put the style cover back in position and clip it in place, ensuring that it has clipped correctly.

Close the bonnet.

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