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Engines / Re: Lister Sr1 Identification and parts help
« on: June 05, 2020, 11:17:24 PM »
Look closely at the fins, the side with the dirt/dust is the leading side

Engines / Re: Lister LD2-newcomer
« on: June 04, 2020, 09:38:40 PM »
....... Try to avoid synthetic oil. .......

Why do you say that ?  Other than expense, what would be the issue ?

Engines / Re: Electromotive Series of Metals and your Engine
« on: May 31, 2020, 01:00:25 AM »
Thanks !

Listeroid Engines / Re: Does water flow around 6/1 posts?
« on: May 21, 2020, 06:42:24 AM »
..... I may try putting a copper washer under the nuts on my head studs. 

That may just hide the problem until the studs rust through

Engines / Re: Lister lt1 fuel problem
« on: May 13, 2020, 07:50:45 AM »
I'd strongly suggest using a good squirt of oil in the cylinder to help seal the rings, instead of using any jesus spray.   If the jesus spray busts a piston, jesus will be the first word out your mouth.

Engines / Re: Lister lt1 fuel problem
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:15:45 PM »
don't put your flesh over the pump outlet or injector outlet.   If high pressure diesel gets injected thru your skin, you will be very unhappy.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Official Lister rings in a Metro 6/1?
« on: May 10, 2020, 07:15:39 AM »
Official Lister rings were soft, to wear into the hard chrome plate of the Lister bore.   

  If you don't have a chrome bore,  I don't think Lister rings are the best style.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Kubota EA300
« on: April 11, 2020, 07:22:32 AM »
With as many corners being cut and trimmed in manufacturing nowdays, a slightly oversized generator head is not a bad idea.  you get better phase imbalance performance and cooler running of the generator gear.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Unpainted Flywheels
« on: April 05, 2020, 07:46:48 AM »
Leather drive belts ?

Lister Based Generators / Re: HELP WITH LISTER ST2A 14 H.P.
« on: April 05, 2020, 07:46:04 AM »
If you have not messed around with the timing, and are running ordinary diesel, the timing should be ok.

It takes 2 revolutions for 1 compression event.

Someone mentioned cold start pre-fuel cups or injectors - maybe they will clarify how that works.

And at some point ( 40F, 32F), the engine specs will state you need cold start assist = glow plugs, air preheat but NOT ether spray or starting spray fluid

Lister Based Generators / Re: HELP WITH LISTER ST2A 14 H.P.
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:30:29 PM »
How cold is it when you are trying to start ?  Does it have/use heaters ? Diesel should start on the 1st or 2nd compression, if not, too cold or wrong timing or something  ???   Just my wild guesses

Battery bank voltage is determined by the AC system load.
1kw = 12V
2kw = 24V
+2kw = 48V.
This is because of the DC amps thru cables to power the inverter.  12v into a 3KW load needs massive cables to carry 250amps, and if you really believe the inverter has heavy enough cables inside to not burn up in 10 minutes, have fun with it.  (only 62A at 48V battery)

If your loads are only a couple hundred watts, 12V and a small 500w inverter would be fine.

Generators / Re: Lister Flicker
« on: March 30, 2020, 04:21:26 AM »
I use AC from my listeroid & alternator for running loads and charging batteries.  The ST output is cleaner than modern alternators in the 3kw ballpark.  My inverter qualifies both alternators, but more stuff runs off the ST than the modern head.
 Recharging batteries, the larger inverters with H Bridge FETs, are in the 96% efficient range, so there is little lost compared to using DC to recharge

Everything else / Re: Diesel in sump
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:32:36 AM »
I'd think if it was blowing by the rings in the cylinders, you'd be getting lots of gunk visible in the exhaust.

AFIK, the ones imported, came in thru cracks by dozens, and the originals are all worn out by their owners in Amish country.
 So, pretty rare

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