2.5 NA diesel - Fuel won't pump after changing fuel filter
I just followed the specs in the workshop manual to change to change the fuel filter in my 1985 2.5 NA diesel 110 (military spec), I am trying to bleed the fuel system and am unable to get fuel to pump using the manual lever on the side of the fuel pump. I have tried manually turning the engine, and filling the tank. I pulled the hose from the pump to the fuel filter off of the fuel filter to check flow and am still not getting anything. Went in for maintenance, rover was working fine when I started.
Also, in the process of trying to verify that there was fuel in the tank, I accidentally dropped a plastic cap about the size of a quarter into the fuel tank. This was pretty bone headed. I don't believe this is a cause because the fuel is was not pumping before this happened. Is this something that I need to be majorly concerned about? My work space is also not 100% level, but the tank os now about 1/3 -1/2 full which should compensate for that....?
Not having the best having the best day.
Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.