Rodent strike's, twice in 3 days!!

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Hello. Talk about being unlucky. My C270 cdi broke down last Sunday, R.A.C attended and diagnosed the fault as a "half eaten fuel hose". To my surprise, a mouse had chewed through the pipe that I think goes onto the water cooler for the fuel??!! Anyway, it was fixed at the roadside and off I went. Imagine how I felt on Tuesday morning when the car ground to a halt! R.A.C attended yet again and found that the little Ba***rd rodent (or rodent's) had done another "job" on the fuel system. This time it was a more serious hose. It was the return from the main fuel feed rail! I managed to get a new pipe and fit it myself (after about 2 hours) although I now have a problem starting the car. This is obviously due to air in the system, but I dont know how to go about bleeding it. There is no "primer" type pump or bellows that I can see. Can anybody shine a light on my predicament or do I have to get the bus tomorrow??
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And some special feed for your fuel loving friend...first i think..
 
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Thanks guy's. I did try on the key for ages but to no avail. I am staying home today and will give the nice chaps at M.B service a ring. The rodent will not last the week!! However, I'm in trouble if his mates come round!!
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Turning the key and then stopping, allows the pressure to fall away,

You can compress air but not fuel,so just spin the engine without pausing and it should fire up
 
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I would just like to say a huge "ta very much" to you guys. I did get the car started by holding and holding and then holding the key!! However, The little git had chewed through 2 of the leak off pipes. Anyway, the car is now running and I send my thanks once again. Lets just hope it last's until Friday at least!!
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I would just like to say a huge "ta very much" to you guys. I did get the car started by holding and holding and then holding the key!! However, The little git had chewed through 2 of the leak off pipes. Anyway, the car is now running and I send my thanks once again. Lets just hope it last's until Friday at least!!
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Just place a loaded mousetrap underneath the car overnight, that's how I caught my little lodgers that had moved into my old MGF last year :twisted:
 

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You need to hook these little critters up to 240v fry them but don't blow your car up.
 

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