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fikamu

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Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:49:51 PM »
Hi guys,

Earlier in this site I explained, that I have bought  a Lister ST2 with 3 kw generator head. Closer look when fetching the machine, showed, that the engine is SR1.
Now I seem to miss a Workshop Manual or even thinner one for this SR1. Anyone here maybe having a copy of it or having that scanned some how.

If possible, I'd like to get one and willing to pay some for it. The plant was in quite bad condition, but hoping to clean it and after then, looking how to resque it
into better condition. If the mail server in this site is not working, you can contact me by mail karimuru@gmail.com.

Thanx in advance ...
« Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 09:55:22 PM by fikamu »

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 02:15:43 AM »
I have a home for it! If you decide to part with it.
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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 06:56:17 PM »
I thought I'll quickly scan this with my phone..  ::)
Turned out to be quite a time-consuming affair. I have other manuals I'll scan on a rainy day to share.

https://www.mediafire.com/file/dqhkkgizzei7xy4/LR1_LR2_SR1_2%263Cyl.pdf
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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 08:15:05 PM »
For Dieselsmoker ... thanks a million for that awesome document. It will help my project a lot.
Best regards and many thanks ...

Kari

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 07:13:50 PM »
Hi folks,

During summer, I studied my "new" Lister with available documentation and tried a bit clean and refurbish the machine a bit. After some cleaning and painting, my SR1 looks like this.

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 07:16:15 PM »
Also my new cabin for gen got almost ready .. some delay with hurting my leg a bit, but show goes on ...

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 07:18:36 PM »
Start-O-Matic and other stuff also on place ... just some painting maybe inside the genhouse :-)

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 07:21:19 PM »
According to good advices, I mounted my Lister on wood blocks and tightened them to concrete floor with heavy bolts. Hope that machine will stay there :-)

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 07:30:30 PM »
After some coupling of cables etc. I tried to fire the machine with manual way ... some smoke, but no success. Then I mounted accumulator and connected all electricity on place and switched the SOM to Auto -position. Connected some drill to load and "ta-daa" .. machine fired up. Some quite black smoke one minute or two and then black smoke disappeared ... letting the machine to run some 30 - 45 minutes and seemed like everything is ok.

Next day I fired it up again and wondered, how black smoke was going on and on ... after some 15 minutes the engine stopped and after that, it is very difficult to fire it up again.

Very heavy black smoke and the engine just tries and tries to fire up, but no success. Next thing I quess, may be reason to study, in what condition the fuel pump and injector is at the moment. Any better/good advice you guys? Should absolutely check somethinbg else, or???

Still so far, I am very happy with my machine .. some exchaust pipes etc. needed. but absolutely I am on the way to get electricity to my cabin.

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 10:25:18 PM »
The way you describe it seems to me like a stuck injector tip.If you take it out the engine connect it to the fuel line again and turn the engine over you can see a spray and a sqeak noice. If it is pissing fuel thatīs your cause. Even if you turn it over with the injector inside you should here the injector.

But I like your set up look super neat, and especially clean. Really nice,

Bernhard

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 10:27:37 PM »
Ok made a mistake leave the engine but take out the injector... sorry

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Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 06:53:21 AM »
Yep does sound like a fuel issue. Good advise from saba by removing the injector and connecting it back up to the fuel supply and rotate the engine over and see what happens at the nozzle. Be very careful and dont put it near any part of your body as the spray is under very high pressure and can cause harm to you.
If you get a nice even spray then the issue is else where, timing maybe but I get the feel it is fuel and possibly a blockage in the lines. Always worth a go at using compressed air and blow out all the fuel lines when they are disconnected to the pump and injector so that any crap doesn't get inside them.
By the way, your description of your pristine restoration is an understatement. That was far more than a "bit of a clean and refurbish" a lot of hard work went into that. You must be very pleased with how it looks and soon how it runs. Well done and thanks for sharing your new toy with a purpose!
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