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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Unpainted Flywheels
« on: April 05, 2020, 07:46:48 AM »
Leather drive belts ?

Lister Based Generators / Re: HELP WITH LISTER ST2A 14 H.P.
« on: April 05, 2020, 07:46:04 AM »
If you have not messed around with the timing, and are running ordinary diesel, the timing should be ok.

It takes 2 revolutions for 1 compression event.

Someone mentioned cold start pre-fuel cups or injectors - maybe they will clarify how that works.

And at some point ( 40F, 32F), the engine specs will state you need cold start assist = glow plugs, air preheat but NOT ether spray or starting spray fluid

Lister Based Generators / Re: HELP WITH LISTER ST2A 14 H.P.
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:30:29 PM »
How cold is it when you are trying to start ?  Does it have/use heaters ? Diesel should start on the 1st or 2nd compression, if not, too cold or wrong timing or something  ???   Just my wild guesses

Battery bank voltage is determined by the AC system load.
1kw = 12V
2kw = 24V
+2kw = 48V.
This is because of the DC amps thru cables to power the inverter.  12v into a 3KW load needs massive cables to carry 250amps, and if you really believe the inverter has heavy enough cables inside to not burn up in 10 minutes, have fun with it.  (only 62A at 48V battery)

If your loads are only a couple hundred watts, 12V and a small 500w inverter would be fine.

Generators / Re: Lister Flicker
« on: March 30, 2020, 04:21:26 AM »
I use AC from my listeroid & alternator for running loads and charging batteries.  The ST output is cleaner than modern alternators in the 3kw ballpark.  My inverter qualifies both alternators, but more stuff runs off the ST than the modern head.
 Recharging batteries, the larger inverters with H Bridge FETs, are in the 96% efficient range, so there is little lost compared to using DC to recharge

Everything else / Re: Diesel in sump
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:32:36 AM »
I'd think if it was blowing by the rings in the cylinders, you'd be getting lots of gunk visible in the exhaust.

AFIK, the ones imported, came in thru cracks by dozens, and the originals are all worn out by their owners in Amish country.
 So, pretty rare

Friend of mine is jealous and looking for his own slow speed diesel for generator use.  Thought I'd ask here first for him.


Engines / Re: LR1 Won't start
« on: March 02, 2020, 07:15:22 AM »
Thankyou for your advice Adey and Cobbadog

When removing the injector to test, should I use a new pipe, or bend the one that is fitted? I read somewhere that it could split if bent too much?

Thanks again

I loosen both ends of the high pressure pipe, to move it around, and then retighten to test the spray pattern.  In my experience, if you are getting the creak (on my 6/1, its more like a Tingg) you are not likely to have air in the line.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Catalytic converter to reduce exhaust odor
« on: February 29, 2020, 01:12:50 AM »
My 6/1 under load, gets the exhaust pipe all the way up to about 330F ( 165C ) and I suppose the gas is a little bit hotter than that, but I don't have much hope that it will fire off a 200C cat.  But try it if you got the parts

General Discussion / Re: It's miniaturisation gone mad!
« on: February 27, 2020, 06:28:16 PM »
Small motors are multi phase 400hz aircraft stuff 
They are really tiny and have unbelievable HP

Do you know if the sand is saltwater or freshwater ??  :P

Listeroid Engines / Re: gasket for the 6/1 - which side up?
« on: February 21, 2020, 05:47:15 AM »
A copper gasket is just a thin sheet of copper.  Your pic seems to show some thick material in the middle ?

I think the consensus is that this style leaks easily, and that the style with RTV sealer around each hole and a crimped on fire ring for the cylinder, holds up well.

So I don't know which side goes up.

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Resurrection of a Lister 12/2
« on: February 18, 2020, 06:37:32 AM »
Where's the lister ?

Listeroid Engines / Re: Where is 38c's flywheel balancing thread?
« on: February 18, 2020, 06:35:47 AM »
from old notes I had, but not the content:

Balance Methods
Mr. X
Reply #95

I would suggest this link too: from 38AC. Detailed and clear instruction


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