Fuel Bowser pump air locking..


I have got a 1000lt bunded fuel bowser with a 12v pump and auto shut off nozzel, probably just like lots of other people, I bought it 2 years ago to try and be a bit safer moving fuel about.

This one however, every time you run it empty it gets on air lock and you have to take the trigger off and stuff the pipe into the tank to clear it. I am starting to find this a little irritating, its not like we leave it running enpty for ages, probably never anymore than 10 seconds.

I have been on to manufacturer and they say the only way round it is a new trigger without this special valve in it (£250!) or one without auto shut off.

This cant be right, they tell me you are not supposed to run them empty but the whole idea of having auto shut off is that you can leave it running and get on with greasing and servicing not standing over it waiting for it to run out!

All the bowsers i have had in the past have not been like this!

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