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Everything else / Compressor oil grade
« on: May 13, 2019, 10:11:45 PM »
I was at the tyre shop today and I noticed he had a 50l compressor sitting in the office. A few words 20 changed hands and I have it. He said the motor was working so I took the head off cleaned the reed valves and I have a 20 compressor. The oil was black and thin so it's been drained. My question is can I use car engine oil? I have 10W40 semi synthetic and 5W30 synthetic oil in the shed. I could give the local parts guy 10 for 500 mil of compressor oil but I'd hate to do it if I didn't have to. The compressor is Bergin branded so likely Chinese. Any ideas?

Everything else / Re: Stripped threads repair help needed (Solved)
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:17:52 PM »
Hi guys, I bought a petrol cement mixer in a box. Apparently it wouldn't start and got taken apart. It was only a suck valve tappet and it's back together now but... The end of the crankshaftshaft where you attach the pull mechanism is stripped. I am looking for a cheap and lasting way to fix this if anyone has any suggestions?

Lister Based Generators / Startomatic project anyone?
« on: January 09, 2019, 09:33:12 PM »
I looked at this I think it's beyond my skills but it's 100.00 friend is selling it pm me if you want his number he's in Ireland

Engines / Lister Petter AD1
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:33:51 PM »

Little engine and pump I know nothing about the pump, please comment

General Discussion / Question
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:11:17 PM »
Which of Santa's reindeer was female and what was her name?

General Discussion / Solar Chargers
« on: November 26, 2018, 04:15:45 PM »
I have been reading a lot about solar panels and chargers (thanks Glort) so I thought I would look on  a well known auction site for a brand name charger. Sealey is quite a big name in tools in Ireland UK


Note that this isn't waterproof!

Generators / New project maybe?
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:24:55 PM »
I find myself strangely attracted to this...


Any comments?

General Discussion / Glort
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:29:48 PM »
Has anyone heard from or seen Glort? I hope he's ok, rants and preachy posts are something to look forward to every day!

Engines / Injector Nozzle
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:37:18 AM »
Hi Guys. My yanmar smokes at startup for maybe 5-10 seconds then it runs fine. I been told to change the injector nozzle. Would this cure it or is a new injector the way to go?

Generators / More generator questions
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:31:06 AM »
Can anyone explain (in simple terms) what a bridging wire in the generator earth is and how to do it. I'd also like to find out the output of the alternator there is no labels or plates on it. I only have a multimeter. Thanks

General Discussion / Every so often ...
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:15:06 PM »
Every so often our lives become a little darker - not to everyones taste but as Rose Schneiderman pointed out we need both bread and roses.


General Discussion / Smoking/Ecigs (split from: Losing the will .....)
« on: September 23, 2018, 10:19:59 AM »
Hi Chasingcars, and welcome to the forum where old guy like me hang out once we have stopped chasing girls, reading pornography and getting drunk.

So you have petrol Lister that will only run for about a minute. You have checked the fuel side of things and all is OK. A couple of things spring to mind the first is that a minute of running produces a lot of heat, especially in things like the valves. If the valve tappet clearance is too tight you will start to loose compression as the valves heat and grow in length. Second is faulty high tension lead that can also get warm and fail. Try starting it in the dark, if there is lightening running all over the HT lead replace it.

You don`t tell us which model of Lister petrol engine you have so it`s very difficult to provide any further advice at this time. Just a thought, if the fuel is gravity fed to a carburetor try unscrewing the fuel filler cap, some of these have a breather hole in them that can get blocked, any slight vacuum will prevent fuel flowing to the float chamber.


Bob I still like getting drunk!

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