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When I fitted a new pump, I found I had to “prime” it to get the fuel to start to flow. I did this by undoing the line where it enters the pump from the tank, and then blowing into the tank. You need to block the breather for this to work. I you dont have enough “puff” an air line would work if used carefully, with a rag to block the rest of the filler neck. You only need a little pressure to start it to flow, then reconnect and use the hand prime lever.