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Engines / Re: Large thermostat for thermosiphon circulation
« on: August 29, 2023, 01:17:49 PM »
@ Webman
We are running a 6/1 Listeroid in Canada. It lives outside in an open shed,
and is mostly used in winter for off-grid battery charging.
It has never seen -30* but has seen -20* during several winters.
We use a cast iron radiator with 1" hoses between the engine and rad.
We do not use a thermostat, and agree with 38AC on that one.
No problems with this cooling set-up for the last 11 years and 3000 + hours of operation.
KISS principle works for us.

Thanks for your input Hugh!

This is good to know, as you guys have similar climate as we have in Finland.

Maybe I will forget the thermostat for now.

What kind of starting aids do you guys use in Canada for these listeroids?

 I'm baffeling between glow plug and intake heater. Block heater wouldn be very practical with heavy mass and shed being outside.

What kind of electrical system does glow plug kit need to work? I have 12v starter and battery for the engine.

Also, I have an offgrid cottage, and using listeroid for cold weather battery charging.

Thanks again for any tips!


Engines / Re: Large thermostat for thermosiphon circulation
« on: August 28, 2023, 11:32:20 AM »
Thanks for your input!

My biggest concern is that I live in freezing climate (up to -30 celsius degrees in winter). Im afraid that the temperature difference between upper outlet and lower inlet puts too much tension to cast iron and possible cracking it. Is this legit concern with Lister CS engines?

Total volume of coolant is about 14 litres and seems to take quite a long to heat the frozen coolant, without thermostate.

Engines / Large thermostat for thermosiphon circulation
« on: August 28, 2023, 10:59:29 AM »

I have a setup with large tractor radiator (50mm water hose attachment). Im counting on free circulation, so no waterpump to keep it as simple as possible. I ordered a thermostat kit from stationary engine parts, but the thermostat opening hole is very small/restrictive (maybe 1/2 inch).

Does anybody have an recommendation for bigger thermostat, that has good size opening hole. So that it wouldnt restrict circulation that much. Manufacturers dont seem to state the hole sizes for thermostats :-\


Listeroid Engines / Re: Governor rocking
« on: December 13, 2022, 05:27:51 AM »
Thanks for your input!

This makes totally sense. I'll have to take a look.

Listeroid Engines / Governor rocking
« on: December 10, 2022, 11:12:31 AM »
Hello folks!

Is there a fix for rocking/jerking governor?

Here is a video that i took: https://youtu.be/c-YInSJNz2w

What could be causing this? Something to do with weights maybe?


Something to do

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