Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - fikamu

Pages: [1] 2
Generators / Re: Anyone familiar with this control box?
« on: November 18, 2022, 07:24:06 AM »
Thanks so much Bob, I try to catch another Bob (listergman) in contact and I do hope, he has this valuable info.

Many thanks


Generators / Re: Anyone familiar with this control box?
« on: November 17, 2022, 09:21:39 PM »
Hi Bob,

And thanks for fast reply. By the way, do you  have any documentation of this, because to me this is a tricky thing. Never seen this and no documentation available. If you have any, even light version, could you please send it over. I will be pleased to go it through and see, if I'm gonna rise my bid or not :-)

Thanks an take care


Generators / Anyone familiar with this control box?
« on: November 17, 2022, 08:01:38 PM »
Hi again,

Today, found from ebay and wondering, if this might do with my current Start-O-Matic ? The seller says, that this has been dissassembled from Lister engine "Removed from 1980s 7KW startomatic set with engine failure, later type with circuit boards". If working, I might be interested in it. The seller has nothing else to it, not any documentation or other stuff. So, only hope inside and buy it :-)

If you have any information, I am very pleased of it.



Generators / Re: Startomatic wiring advice
« on: November 15, 2022, 09:33:18 PM »
Hi guys,

Nice to hear, that some one else is also struggling with same Start-O-Matic systems ... I read one well done documentation and found that in the circuit, where I have drawn red lines, seems to be the fuel supply circuit, if I am not wrong. Please guys with better knowledge, help us, if my drawing is not okay or if there is some other issues to correct. I am working on with my drawing and trying to understand that robust component "wilderness" and maybe by that means, able to change all possible problem producers to new components. I'll follw this with high interest.


Hi folks,

I have Lister SR1 and old Start-O-Matic with it, to take care of either manual or automatic starting of my generator. My startomatic is a bit "worn out" model and I think, some of the components seem to be "on the last track". So - I am wondering if anyuone has done either renovation or total change of that system, to get more reliable and a bit modern system to start your engine. I know, that there are lot and lots of chinese systems around, but I think, it is necessary to understand, what functions one may have in the system, before buying one.

If you have good hints, please let me know. I would love to change my starting system to new one and take care the rest of engine in a way, I can run it years ahead.

Thank you in advance and take care


Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 23, 2019, 09:22:31 PM »
Thanks buddies and Mike especially .. that was really a good advice and have to be kept in mind. So "lets be carefull out there" like mentioned in one favourite serie in TV  :)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:39:45 PM »
Hi guys,

And thanks a lot for good advice once again. Have to buy that meter from eBay and check the Hz reading soonest possible. Just now we in Finland and in my cottage place, we have around 26-28 degrees .. meaning minus :-) So, a little bit cold there in my cottage, but I try to find out that soonest possible. Also nice to know for your guys, that we in Finland and in Lapland, are using so called winter diesel, which has some added materials to burn right and also to start in that low temperatures. But I have prepared for that. I bought last september that winter fuel and so I have that awailable already there.

OK, lets see, when I can report from next steps in my case .. take care


Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 12, 2019, 07:50:17 PM »
Hi again,
With my multimeter, the output of generator is between 208 and 212 volts. To my knowledge, it is a bit lower than specs, which says in Finland, that generator output should be close to 220 volts (+/- 2 %).
I have to check the nut and the adjustment like advised me in earlier post. I'll do that earliest in January, when I visit my cottage and try to find out, wheather it is the reason or not. I try to remember report results here, because I have got very good advice from many guys here in forum. Really nice to belong to such a great group.
Thanks and we'll be hearing later, how things go :-)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 11, 2019, 06:05:49 PM »
Hi guys,
It is almost one year, since last post in this case. So sorry for long delay in posting results. It has been quite many issues around and that is why I have not remembered to post anything conserning my Lister. Yes, I really changed the injector, which I ordered from UK (was it Stationary Engine Parts ?) and got it rather quickly. In my cabin, where Lister is located, I changed the injector with copper washer included to injector and also changed all possible tubes and filter in fuel line and then fired Lister up. And "voila" .. engine fired up nicely and only little some gray smoke for seconds and after that, very clear smoke, even non visible and the sound of engine was way much nicer. So, I think those were really critical parts to change and thanks to many of you helping me to solve out the problem. I run the engine many time during last summer and always it fires up very nicely and no bad smoke at all. So, you gave my engine really a new life. Thanks.

My only small issue is, that after measuring the output of generator, I found it was a little bit under specs and that is why, I have to locate and find the right way to speed up running a bit. I think, it may solve the last small issue for me. It is really nice to have such a reliable engine to produce electricity, always when sun is not shining and solar panels are more or less some weight on the roof :-)
Thanks buddies a lot for helping me and I do hope, that I can assist you guys some time, when my knowledge is better on stage :-)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« 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.


Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« 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 :-)

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

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« 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 ...

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« 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.

Generators / Re: Brush AC/DC Generator-Starter wiring
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:57:37 PM »
Try this one... easier to read the fine print -


Any possibilities to get that mentioned document "Diagram E9840256 is on page 8". I did not find that from those ols, maybe closed galleries and that is why, I ask kindly if you might sen me one copy ...or even whole manual if you have one :-)

Many thanks in advance


Pages: [1] 2