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I have a 195F thermostat on mine, and the top of the head gets up to temp in about 20 minutes with a 2500w load (It's often starting with 40F environment) and I'll try to get some measurements this fall when the cloudy season starts

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Seized fuel pump
« on: October 11, 2020, 03:17:16 AM »
On mine, it's a screw & locknut on the pump plunger, and the lifter (I think) goes thru to the roller bearing on the cam

Mines a clone, and may be set up different, but don't casually twirl the screw or nut, because that is a critical setting.

In my attached clone pic, 43 is the lifter w/roller bearing
and 44 & 45 are the bolt and nut that set the pump timing.  if it gets changed, you have to go thru a whole procedure to measure and mark the flywheel and calculate where the injector timing mark gets chalked on, then you rock the flywheels back and forth, adjusting the screw&nut till the injector fires at the right time.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Seized fuel pump
« on: October 10, 2020, 11:49:04 PM »
keep careful track of any washers or spacers with the fuel pump, and don't mess with the plunger screw that rides on the lifter - that's what sets your fuel injection timing.

The lifter area needs oiling every time before you start the engine, then it won't stick anymore

With my 6/1 running a 2300w battery charging load, it takes at least 60 minutes to warm the head and 15 gallons of coolant from 50F to 130F (best of my recall)  I don't run much in the summer, except smokey days at 1PM

Waste Motor Oil / Re: Mk3 burner prototype running clean and pretty well
« on: October 09, 2020, 06:28:29 PM »
take out studio and /edit/basic   and it works for me

Are you pre-lubing parts as you assemble ?   Either with engine oil or with assembly lube ?


Q. How Do You Lube a Cylinder?
     When applying lube on a cylinder, start by cleaning the piston by wiping off the earlier used lubricant from the piston. This is after raising its seat to the maximum. If the cylinder has a bellow or a cover, access the piston by pushing the cover-up. The piston will have some exposed parts, and that is where you apply the assembly lube. After that, distribute the lube to other parts of the piston by lowering, raising, and rotating the seat. Go through this video to see how it is done:

Everything else / Re: Coolant change
« on: September 20, 2020, 06:34:22 AM »
> Facebook requires a LOGIN to view the pics   :-[

damm.  now they are useless.   Sorry about that.  Here's some un-annoted copies:

old coolant, with mr willard the rat, in 2 of the jugs

inside the coolant tank, which was an old car fuel tank

closing up, the box of empties  (15 gallons in the whole system)  and you can see the coolant tank on the wall

Everything else / Coolant change
« on: September 19, 2020, 01:33:32 AM »
Just changed out 15 gallons of coolant a couple days ago
Link should take you to a viewable facebook album page

I use full strength antifreeze, mixed 50% with De Ionized water

Why Now ?   because in the thick gloom of the fires near here last week, the water smelled "off" when it got hot.
It was literally Rat Soup in the open tank.  Now I have to put a screen over the top.  About 10 years, no rust seen.

Engines / Re: An orphan SR 2...
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:31:39 AM »
If you can power wash it out and then ( I think it's ATF is a water absorbing fluid) flush with ATF into all the nooks and crannies, you might be able to loosen it up.   pull the injectors and rinse the cylinders out too.
But with that silt, you likely need to take it down to clean out all the moving parts.

Listeroid Engines / Re: timing adjustment for WVO to reduce carbon build up
« on: September 14, 2020, 01:10:44 AM »
Hydrogenated oils have not been treated with water, they have been treated with high pressure hydrogen to change the characteristic of the oil - usually to a solid.


General Discussion / Re: Listeroids at work
« on: September 12, 2020, 11:33:24 PM »
Actually in the center of the shed.
  Been running it the last 4 days just to keep power up, today I had to fill tanks and run it again - just like winter, but it's ash falling, not snow.
  we have 18,000 gallons of storage water that feeds 2 fire hydrants, important to have those full in fire season.
 here's that same day pic of it working - see how there are no spokes in the flywheel !!


 media fire is not a usable photo host either.   bummer

Listeroid Engines / Re: timing adjustment for WVO to reduce carbon build up
« on: September 12, 2020, 01:29:09 AM »
Used fryer oil here is a solid  unless well heated  That's why I asked.

Listeroid Engines / Re: timing adjustment for WVO to reduce carbon build up
« on: September 11, 2020, 05:59:00 PM »
Lets define what version of WVO is being discussed ?

 raw sump oil from the fryer that's been strained.  often here, it's solid below 80F  (grease car, with tank heaters )
clear flowing, used and strained veg oil ?
veg oil that's been processed to remove the unburnable glycerin ? (bio-diesel)

Listeroid Engines / Re: timing adjustment for WVO to reduce carbon build up
« on: September 10, 2020, 09:37:28 PM »
I have a clear segment in my fuel line, and can see the pulses as the fuel pump sucks fuel. with no load, it takes me about 30 seconds to clear a segment of line which is guess is equivalent to the HP line length  .  And then you have to purge the pump volume too

Switching between diesel and oil, I'd wait 90 seconds to get a good purge of all the stuff, because the alternative of taking the lines apart and flushing by hand, is such a pain.   90 seconds of diesel can't be all that expensive.

And for sure, try the water injection to break up the carbon deposits,  I use a squirt bottle and just spray down the manifold

General Discussion / Re: Listeroids at work
« on: September 10, 2020, 09:30:09 PM »
We don't expect rain till mid October at the very earliest, thru mid December which was the latest we've seen

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