Swapping out the old T-handle and lid gaskets for new ones, and installing a new 30-micron Racor filter element, pretty much finished the project. While the lid was still off, I opened one of my two fuel valves slightly and let fuel pressure fill the canister almost to the top. Then I returned the valve to the off position temporarily and finished the job with a turkey baster. After securing the lid and opening both fuel valves all the way, I finally bled the secondary fuel filters on my Lehman SP135 diesel so there was no chance I’d air lock the old girl. Better safe than sorry, I always say.
Tough job? No, not really. Took me about two hours. The reliable old Lehman cranked up and ran like a top afterwards. And I suspect she’ll continue to run that way for many a year now.
When you lay eyes on the Carver C52 Command Bridge you will see the kind of interior volume that helped this builder make its name. And then you’ll be wondering when you can take one for a test drive, as we were.
See what we found out here. ▶