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Everything else / Re: Bad Solar Panel
« on: September 15, 2021, 04:07:55 PM »

Thanks everyone for the fast replies.  ;)


Everything else / Bad Solar Panel
« on: September 15, 2021, 03:55:17 AM »

So, I just installed 4 x 220 watt solar panels on a rack mount system.
Somebody at the factory plugged the male and female MC-4 cables together on one of the panels.
When I took the panels out of their cardboard box on my lawn, it was a bright sunny day. Before I noticed that the one panel
was shorted out, it was too late.
3 panels put out 35 volts, 1 panel puts out ZERO.

Is this panel ruined? or is it possible that it could be repaired by opening the j-box and replacing diodes ?
At this point I have not done anything due to time constraints.


... and why is the rod bent?
Did the missing piece fall down and briefly jam the valve rocker right where the pushrod contacts the rocker?
Check all around the floor where you first removed the valve cover.

If you have the manual that came with the engine, check to see if there is a lever that is supposed to fit onto that decompression stub shaft.
My Changfa's came with an exploded view parts list (in Chinese of course). Although mine is a different model so it does not apply to your monster 1115

Ok, so your lever is not contacting the valve rocker. That's the issue.
Was there a part on the inside of that actuator that fell off?  A part that fits over that flat spot on the actuator and reaches the rocker?

You win this week's award for the strangest mystery in the entire universe !   ???


When you pull the decompression lever (with everything assembled) do you feel the resistance of the valve spring? or does it just flap without any resistance?

Waste Motor Oil / Re: 3/4" needle valve
« on: August 26, 2021, 02:46:22 PM »


Very nice job there. A very good furnace and cooking surface.
With winter approaching, you will be the one that the women of the tribe choose to breed with  ;D


Here's a theory ...

If I am looking a the correct valve, the marks indicate that the de-comp lever is only contacting the edge of the rocker pad.
Being that the valve cover is held in place by a single stud in the center, the cover can be rotated somewhat to the left or right once installed.
Is it possible that the valve cover is being installed slightly rotated enough to make the actuator completely miss the rocker?

Also try holding the valve cover slightly rotated CW when installing. Then try again holding it slightly CCW.

See where I marked on the picture below....

just a thought,

Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister clones from China?
« on: August 21, 2021, 03:59:51 PM »

Yes, the Changfa water cooled diesels are amazingly tough and durable.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Lister clones from China?
« on: August 20, 2021, 06:53:44 PM »

China has never made Lister clones.
They are made in India.
Rajkot, India to be precise.
They are no longer allowed for import into the USA.



This is a custom machined pulley for an 1800 rpm generator head.
When coupled to a Listeroid with the standard 23" flywheels, it provides the correct ratio
to drive the generator head at 1800 rpm.
It uses a standard automotive flat surpentine belt.

It also comes with a 38mm shaft bushing to match with the shaft of an ST-5 generator head.
Solid steel. Weighs about 15 lbs
Price: $135 CAD

Can ship anywhere in Canada at owners expense.
Send me a PM if interested


Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / ST-5 5KW Generator Head FOR SALE
« on: August 15, 2021, 03:42:55 AM »
  Power Solutions ST-5

I have a "POWER SOLUTIONS" ST-5 head for sale.  1800 RPM, 5KW max rated.
This is the version that was imported by John Fergusen in Ontario and modified with better quality bearings.
John also removed the stock junction box and replaced it with an approved version.
He then got the units Canadian [ETL] rated.

This particular unit has approx. 5 hours use.
It was assembled with a Listeroid CS6, and then promptly disassembled when a friend of mine bought the engine.
The ST-5 has been in storage since (4 years).
Price: $ 450 CAD  (Considerably less than I paid for it)
I can ship anywhere in CANADA at the buyers expense.

PM me if interested,

Changfa Engines / Amazing work done by these Changfa engines
« on: August 07, 2021, 04:14:01 PM »

The work that these Changfa single piston engines can do is unbelievable.

General Discussion / Re: listerengine.com forum
« on: July 31, 2021, 03:37:25 PM »

Bob and AdeV   THANKS !

Thanks Bob G and AdeV and anyone else who helped during the outage.


General Discussion / Re: A Pulley On Each Flywheel?
« on: July 23, 2021, 06:40:17 PM »

"I always found it fascinating, these overhead shafts would run in wooden blocks as bearings, and pretty much last forever".

Yes, they are amazing... until you forget to lubricate them with pig fat  :o     Then they catch fire

General Discussion / Re: A Pulley On Each Flywheel?
« on: July 19, 2021, 07:11:15 PM »

I agree, there should be no issues with what you are planning.
Some people buy a multi-groove pulley and run 2 belts from the same side of the crankshaft for 2 separate loads.
(2 loads driven by 1 pulley)
One advantage to running two loads in opposite sides from the same pulley is that the normal belt tension side load on the crank bearings is offset by the two drives pulling in opposite directions. ( if that makes any sense  ???  )


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