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Tanman

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Re: 1115 build
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2019, 03:12:12 PM »
Question: how bad are the bearings and bushings on these engines, should I replace some of them ahead of time to save me heartake down the road? I just read an article about these self destructing predictably at around 1000 hours do to bearing failures.
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38ac

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Re: 1115 build
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2019, 08:46:59 PM »
It is impossible to say that the bearings need replaced or not or at what hours due to the fact there are huge quality differences brand to brand. The bearings that gave the most trouble are the balance shafts.  If you are bothered with it take the engine down and replace them with quality bearings.
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Re: 1115 build
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2019, 09:28:06 PM »
Thanks 38AC, I must be getting cold feet with the project lol, wondering if the thing is going to explode in my face after some moderate use and if I should have started with a listeroid instead for this project. I think I read somewhere that you had a machine of the same brand? Jiang Dong, if so, how has your experience been with that machine?
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96 Suburban 6.5 turbo

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Re: 1115 build
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2019, 01:57:24 AM »
The best 195 I ever had my hands on was a Jiang Dong.  Now of you want to lay your hands on the Cadilac that would be the LaiDong 1115. I was lucky enough to get one from John Ferguson before he sold out to Jim Calder, it is in storage while my stand by set is powered by the Changfa clone.
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Re: 1115 build
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2019, 12:16:54 AM »
The next step in the project has just taken place. I scored an 8kw genuine Stamford for $200 with a frame and v-belt pulley with it!
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Re: 1115 build
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2019, 01:35:13 AM »
Sweet deal, and a predictably good generator head.

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Re: 1115 build
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2019, 06:03:43 PM »
Another aspect of the project I have been kicking around is tapping the oil pan and running a DC electric pump to circulate the oil through an oil filter and then back into the pan. I imagine the pros are 1. lower pressure compared to the factory oil lines, opens up the possibility to use more standard parts that don't need a super high pressure rating and 2. You don't mess with the factory oil lines and system at all. Downsides: 2 holes in my oil pan?
Yanmar L100-5KW set
Chinese 1115-8KW stamford
96 Suburban 6.5 turbo