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Listeroid Engines / Strange sounds
« on: September 14, 2022, 11:18:35 PM »
Hello all,

I finally found some time to put the 12/2 together. I have the bottom and top end all together, just no fuel lines, flywheels, or cooling hooked up. I oiled it up good while assembling, but when I turn it over there is a 2x metallic clank. It seems to occur almost exactly when the number 2 cylinder vales are in their exhaust then intake cycle. It sounds like it may be coming from the camshaft? Any ideas? Is there a normal click clack that I should be hearing when turning it over? I never really turned it over when I got it because there was a little rust in cylinder 1. So I don't really know what is "normal" for sounds.

Bio-diesel Fuel / 3rd world bio diesel
« on: February 16, 2022, 02:40:45 PM »
Simple 3rd world bio diesel video, in English

Bio-diesel Fuel / Favorite source for methanol + potassium hydroxide
« on: February 16, 2022, 06:41:59 AM »
Hello, I have a DI 12/2 Iím kicking around making bio diesel for. A family member runs a restaurant and can get me all the veg oil I want. Iím just trying to find the best sources for methanol and sodium and or potassium hydroxide. Who would have that stuff at a good bulk price?

Listeroid Engines / Auto shut down, less than $100.
« on: February 15, 2022, 01:36:41 PM »
After looking at what Murphy brand auto shutdown components cost, I came up with an idea for an auto shutdown system that cost less than $100 to build. Iíve ordered the parts, just need to assemble when it gets here! It works like this:

My system uses a 48v battery bank and dc charging from my 12/2. The way the auto shutdown will work starts with a low voltage cutoff co trip board from eBay. This component is wired to the battery bank and can be set to close a relay at a certain voltage. For example of the volts are below 54v the relay is open (no current) if it is above 54v it closes (allowing up to 10amps to pass through it from the battery bank). The next component is a step down regular, it turns the 48vdc to 12vdc. Then there is a 3 way switch which has off, and the two on positions send current to a 12v 2Ē actuator in either polarity so you can move it forward or back. This is hooked to the fuel rack. The last component would be a kill switch for the system that cuts the voltage to the actuator when it is fully retracted. When you want to reset the system simply turn the kill switch back on and use the 3 way switch to extend the actuator back out (then be sure to leave the 3 way switch on in the retract position again). This should work and the components cost less than $100!

Low voltage cut of ($12.75) -

Step down regulator ($13) -

3-way switch Amazon ($10)

12v 2Ē linear actuator Amazon ($30)

Regular switch for kill switch ($5)

$75.75 + wiring and other bits of needed hardware

Listeroid Engines / Filling pitted spots
« on: February 11, 2022, 11:57:14 PM »
Hello, what is the standard procedure for filling pitting in the castings? After removing the paint and sandblasting my flywheels there is some pretty good pitting in some spots I would like to fill. Do you braze iron into them? JB Weld? Epoxy?

Everything else / Lead acid battery bank confusion
« on: December 16, 2021, 06:57:17 PM »
Hello, last year I built a 24v battery bank that consists of twelve 6v golf cart batteries. I have them in three strings of 4 batteries each. The problem I'm having is, the volts get pretty high pretty fast with a very low rate of charge (maybe 200 watts total). But it won't hold at this higher voltage. It will climb to 29 volts or so with only a few amps being applied. Also, the battery voltage seems to drop farily quickly with only small loads. Any idea why the batteries don't seem to have the umph they should have? They seem weak to me? Or are my charge controllers not doing their job?

Changfa Engines / Changfa looking engine - ebay
« on: December 05, 2021, 09:54:40 PM »
Saw this on eBay, looked interesting. $485+165 shipping.

Listeroid Engines / Stuck valve guide
« on: December 04, 2021, 06:54:21 PM »
Well I tried to get a valve guide out of the head, one came easily ish. The other wonít budge. The metal seems soft and somewhat brittle because it has crumbled where I was hitting it with the hammer and socket I was using. Iím trying to heat it and tap more but it doesnít want to go. Any tips?

Listeroid Engines / Flywheel energy
« on: September 29, 2021, 01:34:01 AM »
This was an interesting video of someone who added a flywheel to their listeroid 6/1. Heís claiming he can pull a 15kva load, not sure about that but I wonder if this would help with the pulsing on a one lung?

Restored Kubota EA300 based generac generator. Asking 1,900. Located in central MN, USA. Has electric start and a glow plug.

Things I want to Buy / Wanted - offset idler
« on: July 08, 2021, 05:02:21 PM »
Hello, Iím looking to purchase an offset idler bolt. Does anybody have one?

Listeroid Engines / Metro 12/2 rebuild
« on: June 26, 2021, 11:33:57 PM »
Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I just picked up my first Listeroid! A 12/2 metro. Upon tearing into it today I noticed that there was some corrosion and strange gew that got into that cylinder and I'm wondering if just cleaning it up and honing it out will do the trick? I'll attach pictures soon. Also, there were mysterious solids in the coolant? Iím thinking someone forgot a paper towel in there or something.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Mystery engine?
« on: January 11, 2021, 05:21:11 PM »
Can anyone identify this Chinese diesel?

Listeroid Engines / Group order from India
« on: June 17, 2020, 04:06:11 PM »
Hello all,

I have been talking with a representative from Fieldmarshal in India for a few weeks and have also gotten an import letter from CBP in the u.s. to get listeroids into the country in a mostly complete configuration and was wondering if anyone was interested in getting some 6/1s? I'm working on getting the shipping straightened out. But can get some final numbers put together if there is some interest. I'm not doing it to get rich, I just want to get a new listeroid at a good price for myself and it's cheaper if I can do a small container vs. one engine. Happy to talk over more details if anyone is interested.

Lister Market Place (things for Sale) / Huge antique engine auction!
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:10:01 PM »
Well guys, here is a huge antique engine sale coming up in a little over two weeks. LOTS of stuff

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