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Listeroid Engines / Re: Ashwamegh 25/2 :the saga continues
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:50:34 AM »
Hi EdDee, thank you for the explanation of the oil tank. Ingenious system. :D

Listeroid Engines / Re: Ashwamegh 25/2 :the saga continues
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:47:44 PM »
Re: your auto-fill oil tank; it appears that the feed line from the tank enters the engine through what was originally the dipstick hole.

On my 6/1 clone the correct oil level in the top sump is several inches below this hole, how does the oil tank know when the oil level is correct?

To me your oil tank could be too high, depending on the answer to the above question.

Could your engine be overfull with oil?

Engines / Re: TS3 Cylinder Head Refit
« on: August 07, 2018, 10:51:18 PM »
Listard-jp2 is correct. These shafts fit very snug. A slide-hammer attached to a bolt screwed into the shaft is the easiest method that I found, and I believe the method recommended in the shop manual.

I would try backing them out until just a millimeter or two remained, and push a stout screwdriver through the hole in the shaft to turn the shaft into position.
You are close already, so make some guide marks before you start to help you get it aligned properly. A bit of heat might help.

Also, patience and slow careful tapping is required to get the shaft back through the rocker arm. At the first sign of binding you can sometimes just pry the rocker arm into position with a screwdriver if you haven't jammed it too hard by hitting the shaft too forcefully.

Lister Lt1's have the same arrangement, I completed the head work on my latest one yesterday and it is up and running today. You can do it :)

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Farymann 43F
« on: July 20, 2018, 06:53:09 PM »
Hello all, I am sharing a short video of one of my recent Farymann 43F acquisitions. That's a Listeroid muffler on it; I still have to sort the intake manifold and air filter, as well as the fuel tank.
I hope you enjoy it.

Engines / Now I've seen it all....
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:08:24 AM »
Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has ever seen this happen.
I just finished repairs on a Yanmar L100 air-cooled diesel. On Thursday  evening she fired right up on my first start attempt; feeling quite proud of myself I did a short video and sent it off so the customer could see the progress.
On Friday I mounted the engine to it's cement mixer and wound up the rope to start her. I yanked the rope and she started right up with quite a bit of smoke and rough running, and that's when I heard my son say "Dad, why is she exhausting through the intake?" Sure enough, that's what she was doing and I put my hand over the muffler and I could feel the vacuum as she inhaled.
Puzzled, I shut her down thinking it might be a fluke, and started her again with the same result. Quite boggled now, I thought maybe she is left-hand rotation, so I wound the rope in the opposite direction and gave her a strong pull. Exact same result except now the engine was running in the opposite direction. I shut her down and left her alone until this morning, all the while trying to figure out if I was actually seeing what I thought I was seeing.
By this morning I had prepared myself for some malady with the camshaft timing, but first of all I turned the engine by hand and felt as it came against something solid. I turned it in the opposite direction and eventually I felt the same hard bump. By observation of the flywheel I concluded that the bump happened every other revolution of the crankshaft which led me to conclude that it was either a problem with the IP, something was caught in the cam gear, or the timing was off.
Choosing easiest first, I removed the Injection Pump, and sure enough the "solid bump" was gone. It was a brand new IP but nevertheless I took it apart and examined it but found nothing wrong.
I then started wondering if the injector could somehow cause these issues, and after a battle I managed to removed it from the engine. At this time I used a piece of wire coat hanger through the injector hole, removed the valve cover, and by observing the valves at overlap with the piston at TDC I was able to determine that the cam timing was correct.
I took the injector apart, removed the needle and sprayed some Carb Cleaner into the nozzle and let it sit for a few minutes while I arranged my Injector Tester.  Not having the correct fitting to hook up the entire injector to the tester, I put the nozzle into an injector that could attach to the tester. At the first few strokes I could tell that the nozzle was not working properly, but I persisted and after a few more attempts I got a satisfactory Pop and Spray Pattern.
I moved on to the body of the injector and discovered that a previous "Diesel Mechanic" had not aligned one of the two alignment pins correctly, and instead of it entering its respective alignment hole, it had caught up on the body of the injector next to the hole and he had tightened the nozzle holder so tight that the pin had actually penetrated the injector body and mushroomed it's head as well! What a mess!
I happened to have a good injector body that was near enough that I could used the "Valve and Seat" from it to replace the damaged seat. I then used my grinder and "sharpened away" the damaged threads in the area where the pin had swelled them.
I then reassembled the injector and reattached it and the IP to the engine, checked that the IP was Popping the injector, and had my son give her a couple of good pulls and off she went.
Has anyone had similar experiences with engines acting this way?

Red Stone Engines / Re: Does anyone know?
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:25:03 AM »
Hi Hugh, thank you for the explanation.
Now I understand why they seemed to vanish without a trace....they actually did that.
What a pity they went out of business.

You are right; a Changfa or 3 is the next best thing.
I'm saving my pennies :)

Red Stone Engines / Does anyone know?
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:22:09 PM »
I've read the posts here and watched the videos on YouTube, but when I Google Redstone diesel engine the search leads back to same.
I understand that they were imported by 2 or 3 gentlemen in the USA and Canada, and they cannot be legally imported into the USA under the present ban, but who was the overseas supplier if anyone knows?

There is no such ban where I live and I am interested in contacting the supplier.

Thank you for your help.

I contacted the seller and asked him if the engine he is selling is complete or not (this is the last of 3 that he had); he says he will send more pictures tomorrow. I will let you guys know if he sends them.

I was considering buying that too....until I noticed in the 2nd picture that it doesn't have a cylinder head >:(

I took the same $600.00 and bought 2 Farymann 43F diesels that I had found on Ebay; that price included shipping. Both engines appear to be complete except for air filters and mufflers and one engine will not turn. These days that's par for the course with me; so no worries.
I figure worse case scenario I will get 1 running and have 1 for parts. But me that more than likely I will get both running. I was looking for a deal on one of those for a very long time ;D

Hi guys, I was sniffing around and noticed this Lister Gas Engine for sale, if anyone is interested. It seems that enginads is the sales area for smokstak.

 :laugh: You guys are too much.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Greetings All!!! New To me Twin Power Line.
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:39:36 PM »
Hi guys, I recently found this comparison of Penetrating Oils on YouTube. I realize that it is late for this instance, but some of you might still find it interesting.


Changfa Engines / Re: Changfa twin
« on: April 14, 2018, 03:18:34 AM »
There are some Kubota 400cc horizontal cylinder twins on ebay right now (in Greece). item 302423908434 if anyone is interested.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Am I getting full rack travel?
« on: April 14, 2018, 02:29:46 AM »
Thank you very much sir.
That's one more issue solved. I'm moving on to the next one: fitting the gibb keys :)

Listeroid Engines / Am I getting full rack travel?
« on: April 14, 2018, 02:03:36 AM »
Greetings all.
My engine seemed to be lacking power and I was having binding issues with the governor linkage anyway, so I decided to try replacing the yoke as per pictures I've seen here.
During this process I realized that the rack is not opening fully once all of the linkages are connected and adjusted per 38AC's method and I tighten the spring which opens the rack.
There is no external binding and everything is moving smoothly now, but about 60% rack is all I get before I can feel the internal governor sleeve reach it's full travel, so no matter how tight I make the spring the rack will open no further.
I have attached 3 pictures showing the rack in the No Fuel Position, Fully Open with the linkages attached but held open against the Governor Sleeve, and 100% open with the Vertical Linkage disconnected.
Does this seem normal?

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