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Original Lister Cs Engines / Modes of failure of CS 6/1s and 12/2s
« on: November 16, 2008, 05:14:18 PM »
It might be interesting to know or hear of the normal mode of failure for the Lister CSs, or even the less common failure.

They were well known for longevity but do you know of any that failed in service?  I mean fairly catastrophically, not just air in the injector line.

OK, OK, I know the norm was 'just plain wore out' or as Guy Fawkes (in another thread) put it, 'wilful neglect'.

We know the 'oids fail on numerous counts, any excuse for a rebuild, but what was the old engines' achilles heel?  Did it have one?

Regards, RAB

Bio-diesel Fuel / Explosion - safety!!
« on: July 31, 2008, 11:31:48 PM »
Just a reminder for all those tinkering with chemicals.  I know some are chemists and understand the safety issues and some are not (but they may understand the risks).

A guy near here blew up his garage (workshop) while making bio-diesel.  He was in it at the time.

20% burns has been reported.  Don't know what severity of burns but not nice. Nor do I know of the damage to the building.

Reports say he was mixing a tank/vat using an electric drill with stirrer.  Drill was no more than a domestic/commercial product and was not spark-proof. 

Hot, volatile organics plus the right amount in air. 'Nuff said.

Just be careful and don't take unecessary risks.

Regards, RAB

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