Author Topic: Shanghai (Changchai?) 295d parts availability and looking for a manual?  (Read 1008 times)

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Aaah... There should be a word for "The feeling you get when house guests finally go home."

Today I had some moments for myself for the first time in nearly a week.  The generator was unloaded much easier than it was loaded thanks to the Kubota M7040 and pallet forks.  I hacked a diesel line together, attached the battery, and it fired right up.  Whew!

Here's a few more shots of the engine data plate, which I couldn't see in the darkness of the garage before I picked it up and was too tired to find after the loading.  I love engine data plates.  So satisfying.

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B&S fuel stabilizer ingredients according to the data sheet

"Distillates Hydrotreated Light"   No idea what that was so I looked it up....

Naptha!

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If I could only get ethanol laced fuel, I'd wash it.

Pour water in it, shake it up and let it separate.  The Ethanol will go into the water and form a layer and the clean petrol will be underneath. Drain water off from bottom of drum and clean Petrol left.

Yep, Done it numerous times and it does work.

No, no water in the petrol because pure petrol and water wont mix at all. 

Also have a look at the MSDS of your Fuel stabiliser.  Naptha ( lighter fluid, shellite, Coleman fuel and other names it's sold under) is a VERY common additive to all Oil and fuel miracles in a can. If that's the main ingredient in your fuel treatment, You can probably buy it for 1/10th the price by volume from your hardware or paint supplies store.

MANY additives for fuel and Oil treatments have this in them ( no matter what they are supposed to do) so if it's in the stabliser as well, there is a much cheaper alternative to getting a better result than the packaged additives that usually just have naptha and something like Diesel and kero in them.

Thanks Glort. From what I have been reading its pretty similar to Zippo lighter fluid, turpentine and refined lamp oil? I assume some of the other ingredients are like the secret ingredients in grandmas soup/sauce/cake etc?
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B&S fuel stabilizer ingredients according to the data sheet

"Distillates Hydrotreated Light"   No idea what that was so I looked it up....

Naptha!

:laugh:

It's a bad day when I don't learn something!
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The only thing I learn every day is how little I know, a life time of studying and learning and you guys still leave me baffled.
Well done with firing up the Chinese monster, hope she runs well and gives good service.

Bob

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I have seen videos of Glort throwing oil into an extremely hot incinerator and I thought "you mad bugger" I read his posts and concluded the mans a genuine pointy head, big brain, smart man who happens to be very good with his hands (the amount of smart people that have no practical skills is amazing" I pay 5.00 for 100ml of fuel stabilizer, thanks to Glort I can now buy 750ml of mineral spirits for  2.00.  Thanks mate!
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I have seen videos of Glort throwing oil into an extremely hot incinerator and I thought "you mad bugger"
Thanks mate!

Doing what I do best, being stupid.
Don't know about the rest of your very kind words but you left out Tightarse.
If there is a buck to be saved and a shortcut to be taken, I'm there!  :laugh:

Anyway, you're welcome. The other part was a phenol. Not sure what that was but at 5-10% in a concentrate that's broken down substantially anyway... Don't think it did a whole lot.  Cant really see what the naphtha does either TBH but anyway. you can now give your fuel a good slug and might be even better.  I know the stuff is a good Diesel system cleaner as well. They also use it as oil flush and about everything else I have come across in those Miracle in a bottle treatments.



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Any chance to get a link to the video, John?  Sounds like high quality entertainment to me.

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I can sometimes figure out alternative ways to do things or fix things mine are usually Heath Robinson affairs and probably are occasionally a little dangerous.
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Thanks John, man that's a hoot!  Glort has another subscriber thanks to you.  Time to binge watch some fire videos!

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I can imagine Glort flying a single engine plane, low on fuel, full cargo of nitro glycerin and overloaded with passengers. He would laugh and say "fcuk all to be frightened of" whilst flying at tree height and at high speed. He's the man!
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Another quick report back:

Scraped rust out of radiator cap neck.  Lovely.

Drained coolant.  Still green, but swampy green instead of fluorescent green.  Flushed with water.  Added EvapoRust product.  Topped up with water.  Ran for two hours no load at low-mid RPM.  Will run again twice a day for the next few days like this, as recommended on the product label.

After running, drained oil.  It looks about as you'd imagine an oil new in 2002 would look.  Extra black with lovely metallic sheen, almost like one of those fancy hot rod paints which changes reflective qualities based on the angle you're looking at it.

I'm going to run Rotella with some Lucas oil stabilizer in it unless anyone has other thoughts on the topic they'd like to share.