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Engines / Re: Oil drain on ST2
« Last post by glort on Today at 01:37:59 AM »
We use 15-40 diesel rated lube oils... but any number of choices will work fine as long as they are kept clean/frequently changed.

dieselgman

Oils are completely over rated these days on about anything over 10 years old.  People go on about this oil or that but the fact is they are all so far above what manufactures took into account when things were made, especially machines as old and simple as this, that anything you put in them being an engine oil is going to do the job 100 times better than the finest oils of the day.

As rightfully said, keep them clean and change oil at or before time and you'll never have any problems.

My old truck is 24 years old this year with an engine designed about 10 years before that. I laugh when I read  of people going on and on about what sort of oil ( brandwise) is best for them.  If you look at what they were specced for new, ANY supermarket brand oil is about 8 grades higher and would do a vastly superior job to the oils of the time.  Even so, these engines routinely go half a million miles so when these people talk about best engine life etc, how far do they think their expensive oils are going to increase the distance they will go?

For our old engines I stand by the notion that any modern engine oil will work not only fine but much better than the best oil of the day when they came out.  Not like these things are doing 10K Rpm and 2 Hp/ cui .  More like 1000 rpm and 4 Cui/ hp!  :0)

As said, keep it clean and changed regularly and you'll be fine with any new oil.
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Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister SL Startomatic Supression Capacitor
« Last post by BruceM on May 25, 2017, 10:08:03 PM »
Only a through-capacitor has a current rating, and I doubt you want to bother with that as the expense would be a bit stiff.  I can probably find you one, if you'd like.  Probably $50-$100. Let me know if you do want to go that way.  It will be a bolt through a hole type with threaded bushings on each end.

The metal film capacitor connects to your new bushing/bypass and to whatever your old supressor connected to, I assume the metal frame where it attached.  It will be less effective for very high frequencies, but certainly quite good compared to no suppressor at all.

Your supressor/through capacitor must have failed as a short, thus the poor starting and no output.
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Engines / Re: Oil drain on ST2
« Last post by dieselgman on May 25, 2017, 09:15:15 PM »
We use 15-40 diesel rated lube oils... but any number of choices will work fine as long as they are kept clean/frequently changed.

dieselgman
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Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister SL Startomatic Supression Capacitor
« Last post by jonnymccni on May 25, 2017, 09:06:58 PM »
It definitely was the problem with the starting, because I bypassed it and starting is now perfect... Good to hear yours is running without the capacitor. Did you make an insulator to bring it through the frame? Or just join and sleeve it?

When you talk of a modern metal film capacitor, I looked at this but the old one is rated 60amps, surely it would blow a small modern capacitor to bits?!


Thanks very much for the responses :)

Jonny
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Engines / Re: Lister ST"W" vs SL
« Last post by stevo42 on May 25, 2017, 06:27:16 PM »
Thank you very much for that information. I'll pass that on to the owner. You mentioned the water cooled exhaust manifold, I did notice that it was totally rusted out. I appreciate your help.
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Engines / Re: Oil drain on ST2
« Last post by nicky on May 25, 2017, 01:58:54 PM »
    Ok, I just looked all around the bottom of the block and found the drain. Previous owner had installed an almost flush allen plug and it was covered with dirt. I just didn't see it before. This is my first Lister and things are a little different.
    By the way what oil is most commonly used? I have a Tractor Supply fairly close to me and I use their "Traveler" brand 30W in my gas engines and have for years. I have never used the diesel engine oil so I'm up for suggestions.
   Thank you much, nicky
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Engines / Re: Oil drain on ST2
« Last post by nicky on May 25, 2017, 01:24:14 PM »
   I haven't found a drain plug on the base anywhere unless it is an allen head that is filled with dirt. I'll have to look again. There are two square pipe plugs on the side but they are above the oil level.


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Engines / Re: Oil drain on ST2
« Last post by dieselgman on May 25, 2017, 11:41:20 AM »
The large plug on the bottom of block is actually the oil pump assembly access. You would drain the oil out of the side crankcase plug... a simple pipe plug that has either a square head or accepts an allen hex tool.

dieselgman
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Engines / Oil drain on ST2
« Last post by nicky on May 25, 2017, 10:39:03 AM »
    I have an ST2 that I am going to service and try to get running. Is there a special tool to get the drain plug out of the bottom of the crankcase? I have looked on the parts diagram and can't even find the plug there! :-\  puzzled
      nicky
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Hey Guys,

Good tip regarding removing the electrode - Particularly handy if you are well set up and doing a fair amount... Tried it last night and while it worked 50% of the time for me, it became a bit of a chore whilst working alone and tacking up the job prior to doing the main welding itself...

I actually made some progress last night on the little beast... Managed to get the speed control/variable belt tensioner not only made, but fitted as well... Works a treat too... Had a good few laughs while I was at it... Every now and then I needed to sand down and round the odd corner for aesthetics... Found myself plugging in the machine and staring at a spinning motor with no belt on, thinking "What an Idiot!!" .... cant use the machine to make its own parts while its half stripped down!!

But...Nuff sed!!

Here's a couple of pics of the tensioner in a few positions/ratios showing how its set up to work...

Cheers
Ed

PS: Ade, and all you other admins that have put the forum together - The inclusion of attachments is AWESOME!!! Thank you!!!
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