1. make sure the lines are right. Do you see air bubbles in the fuel lines?
2. I guess I should update the writeup to include starting difficulties since this is quite common . The problem is that you are just sucking air and draining the battery. Let the starter rest between tries to let it cool down.
3. Still no start, try using a vacuum pump to the injection pump return line. This will suck fuel through the whole system and you should have no problem. Or you could fill the fuel filter and use a funnel to fill the fuel lines with diesel.
That's another reason why you shouldn't run the tank dry.
If you were thinking that you would see how far 1 tank carries you and just have a 5 gallon can of fuel in the back, this is a problem that you could see. Unless you have a vacuum pump with you, be prepared for this situation.
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