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Hello to everyone.
I own a 2.5 litre 300 TDI Defender 110 Hardtop from 1997.
I have several questions about the following issue:

Let's suppose that while driving offroad in the wild bush the engine runs completely out of fuel and the fuel tank is completely dry (in other words the engine stops running because of lack of fuel and the whole fuel system is dry).
1) What should I do in this case?
2) Is there any danger of damaging the engine?
3) After refueling with diesel, it is possible and if yes how can I restart the engine, without damaging it?
4) Is there any need to bleed the fuel system (dry pipelines, pumps, etc.), in order to eliminate the air, that was probably sucked from the working pumps? How can I do this?
5) Are there any exact points or orifices for bleeding, through which the air can get out, after removing their plugs (for example on the injector pump, fuel filter, etc.)?

The reason why I ask you such questions are:
A) I often travel alone overlanding. I want to be fully prepared and know what exactly to do if such a thing happens to me when I am all alone in the wildness, and there is no help avaiable .
B) I friend of mine owned a Td5 Defender, and now owns a 2012 MY Defender. He said that in both owner manuals it is written that the fuel tank must not be left dry in order not to block or damage the engine, and yet if this happens, that there is a special procedure to be followed by the owner, after refueling, that will help him to restart the engine successfully.

I would really appreciate if all of you who have a lot more knowledge in Land Rovers than me share information or their personal experience with this issue.
Thank you in advance for your kind help.
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