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Generators / Re: Geko Brand Generators
« on: August 03, 2019, 08:10:39 PM »
Hi Mike
Thanks for the info. The engine is genuine Honda I checked the engine number so thats a good start and it's likely the alternator is a good(ish) one too. The genuine carburettor I could have bought was 80 the copy 19. The seller of the copy has no negative feedback of almost 100,000 sales so I'm happy to buy from him. The fuel tank is very big maybe 25 litres and it's heavy there's litter style handles on both sides. I also got 3 Chinese pressure washer engines I have one running and one in the process of getting it running, they are similar to the GX 160 or GX200 engines. The 2 I worked at so far had loose coils, these were stuck to the magnet and then the whole lot spent 6 months outside and rusted the 2 together.
Heres the generator

Generators / Geko Brand Generators
« on: August 03, 2019, 06:04:24 PM »
Does anyone have any information about Geko Generators? I got one for the huge price of free. It has a Honda GX390 engine, the carburettor was full of sealant so a new one is on order. It's got 55/240/415 volt outlets. If it runs it should make good power?

Everything else / Re: Is barbeque lighting fluid naptha?
« on: August 02, 2019, 05:38:04 PM »
We can get the B&S stabiliser here 10 for 100mil

Everything else / Re: Is barbeque lighting fluid naptha?
« on: August 02, 2019, 08:46:39 AM »
Naptha  Benzine etc aren't available to the public in Ireland and they contain "known carcinogens" unlike cigarettes and diesel etc!

Everything else / Re: Is barbeque lighting fluid naptha?
« on: August 02, 2019, 01:01:38 AM »
We do have matches old newspapers and pallets for kindling to light fires! I don't want the fluid to light a barbeque on the 2 sunny days we get here in Ireland annually. I want to use something to stabilize petrol for the mower and the petrol generators. The data sheet just says hydrocarbons so no help there.


Everything else / Is barbeque lighting fluid naptha?
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:43:13 PM »
I was told by Glort et al that petrol stabilizer is basically naptha. I have been using paintbrush cleaner however I see barbeque  lighting fluid is very cheap. There's no list of ingredients does anyone know if its naptha?

Things I want to Buy / Re: valv ceepers
« on: July 27, 2019, 08:02:38 PM »
What engine are you working at? I think you're referring to valve collets they are easy enough to get.

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:28:24 PM »
It's a fabulous restoration well done, looking forward to seeing her running.

Engines / Re: Ideas on use?
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:05:37 PM »
There was an episode of Shed and Buried on TV in the UK where Sam Lovegrove made a tennis ball launcher out of a Lister D. You have endless possibilities hoping you will share some photos when you get it done.

Engines / Re: RS1 magneto change rotation
« on: June 29, 2019, 09:11:09 PM »
I would have thought it would make a spark no matter which direction it was turned. Wiser heads than mine will clarify this

Lister Based Generators / Re: Alternator Hz tip
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:32:10 PM »

I would be measuring the frequency off the generator output.  This will take into account all variances like pulley wear and give you an absolute speed/ frequency.  Having a Multimeter fetish I know there are a load of meters available cheap as chips from China with frequency which are all amazingly accurate. You should be able to get one for $10.

The panel frequency meters aren't expensive either.
Meters are better, simpler and more accurate than anything else I can think of.

Good advice from Glort I took his advice on a multimeter 12 I think it cost and it does as much and more than my local sparks very expensive Fluke multimeter

Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 14, 2019, 06:06:07 PM »
The "logic" or guideline head set I hear and am now repeating is that non detergent oil is less likely to suspend particulates which might make a difference in a filter-less oil system.  In reality, non detergent isn't always easy to find and oil is cheaper by the case.  I'm betting you all know what I use in most everything.

I'm currently running ATF for chain/bar oil in my pruning chainsaw as the vegetable oil I was using on some high sap trees kind of solidified.  A bit of gasoline and elbow grease later I got the high detergent ATF to flow.  So much for brainstorms.  Once I go through the liter of ATF I'll go back to the rather heavy bar oil.  But even there I save at least 50% buy purchasing it in 2 gallon bottles rather than the 2.8 oz premix bottles.

You use ATF as a chain lubricant or do you mix it in a 2 stroke engine?

Everything else / Re: Compressor oil grade
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:34:29 PM »
I searched on the interweb for Chinese compressor manual and I got one for a similar size machine. The manufacturer recommends 10-40 oil. I put 5W30 in it and I hope it will do ok. The motor was filled to the top with used engine oil no wonder it didn't work and had oil all over it. Now it's at correct level in the little window and it fills the tank and then shuts off. I haven't had luxuries like that in a while and now I can use my rattle gun as well.
It runs at 2800 rpm and there's no ignition or combustion so Glort is again annoyingly correct! I have no idea what these guys on forums get their information like use only non detergent oil and so on. My fully synthetic oil has to be way better than the non detergent oils. I only use cheapo 10W40 in the lawnmower and generators never had any issues.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Re: New Listeroids for sale
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:09:11 AM »
Are they Chinese Listeroids?

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