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Engines / Re: Bosch injector pump
« on: November 20, 2015, 08:48:50 PM »
Houston we have lift off!!
I followed instructions given then put everything back together and as soon as I had enough poop to get through a compression stroke we had lift off. I also power at generator :D
That sucker is loud and smoky!
I plan on building my generator room in the spring and it will have a permanent place for my witte genset, listeroid 25/2 with 15kw gen head,lister 5/1 for charging batteries, chanfa with 10 kW gen head, and I am undecided on my 1965 37hp
3 cylinder air cooled lister genset, this will also be my battery and inverter room. I know just what it is going to look like and can't wait to get it done!

Engines / Re: Bosch injector pump
« on: November 20, 2015, 02:46:32 PM »
I am not familiar with names of parts on pump but, if by the rack you mean the throttle that is attached to governor it was stuck. I sprayed bolt ease on it about three times a day for 4 or 5 days then gave it a little tap and it broke free. I continued to put the bolt ease on it and worked it a bit and now it feels just like to be ones on my other engines.
I will take the high pressure line at pump and see what I can see and try to follow your instructions.
The Bosch pump looks just like the pumps on my listers but, they are not interchangeable?

Engines / Bosch injector pump
« on: November 20, 2015, 02:32:15 AM »
I have a question about the injector pump on my new Witte generator set. It has set in a barn for twenty plus years and I am trying to prime the fuel system, opened screw and bled fuel to pump and disconnected fuel line at injector inlet. Turning engine over but no fuel coming out,
Any suggestions?

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: My new power plant
« on: November 13, 2015, 07:17:34 PM »
Thanks, for that I just got CD from wittemaneia out of the mailbox

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: My new power plant
« on: November 10, 2015, 11:36:25 PM »
I started cleaning up the new witte and don't think I did myself any favors. I used a wire wheel on the generator and it cleaned right up and ready for new paint but the witte itself I used a gel paint striper several times to get through it all, but when I did it exposed all the imperfections in the casting.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: My new power plant
« on: November 10, 2015, 12:11:18 AM »
Hi all, a little up date I have both my new witte md gen set and a little single cylinder air cooled lister gen set I got for my grand son in my garage. The grandson thinks its really cool having his own lister, we had to mess with his first of course and got it running and it generates power. It will not start from the switch but starts easy with hand crank.

The witte I have cleaned the nuts out of generator, used paint brush and brushed winding and blew clean with air .it looks very good for being 80 years old. Used a wire wheel to strip paint on gen head, made a huge mess in garage so I'm using gel paint striper to get paint off engine.

I could use some info on the base that holds oil and fuel.
It has a fuel line that goes from fuel pump to in line filter and went to external fuel tank. The question is how was it routed from the the factory. There is a filter looking container next to wheel with plugs in what looks to be inlet and out let but I can't find where it went into stock fuel tank.
Also can someone explain how the oil resavoir system works?

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: My new power plant
« on: November 03, 2015, 12:17:57 AM »
The wife is telling me she can't do it on an iPhone. So she is going try on the home pc

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: My new power plant
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:29:45 PM »
I have never had any luck loading pics, I will see if the wife will try as I am about to driv the last stretch home

Other Slow Speed Diesels / My new power plant
« on: November 02, 2015, 03:19:18 AM »
I am the proud new owner of a witte  Md 12hp diesel electric power plant. I bought it at an auction on October 31 it has been sitting in a barn for 20 plus years and was said to work when set there. It came out of a prison in Florida as back up power .

Everything else / Re: Witte technical library on microfilm
« on: October 12, 2015, 11:50:24 AM »
That is great info, I wish I was more technically proficient on computers to help digitize them.

Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister CE engine Info
« on: September 27, 2015, 03:42:22 PM »
So do you think in the $1500 range would be to much? It looks in decent shape but I won't be able to tell in till further onsite inspection. The problem is its 6 hrs from my house. What are you a sissy 6hr is nothing I drove 2200 miles one way, in the snow, up hill to get my lister cs! Ok so there was no snow but it turned out to be 4600 miles round trip.
It's worth what your prepared to pay for it  ;D

However if you decide to buy it, make sure you thoroughly inspect it before hand, as the genuine spares situation for this engine and its single cylinder CD counterpart is now getting dire, unless you have deep pockets.
Having said that their is some parts interchangeability with other Lister engines, ie piston rings, fuel injectors, and valve springs.

I also have some NOS genuine spares ie piston, head-gaskets, and valve guides. I can also source big end bearing shells. PM me if any of this sounds interesting.


See the lady on the way out  :D

Doesn't seem like there was much concern about storage deterioration  :laugh:

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: New In crate Lister
« on: September 27, 2015, 02:23:41 AM »
Jake65mm, don't feel bad about paying more for yours, if you were bidding on the other one the price would have just continued up , the other person that wanted it would have just continued running the price up till it was the same price you paid. Injoy the engine you got, I saw you were bidding on line, where is the engine going?

The problem with that is if you continued to bid it would not have sold for 5 grand.

Well the auction is over, I suspect Gary bought all but one for the 8/1s went for between 5,400 and 6,600
The 12/2 s one went for around 8,500 to someone on line and the second one sold for 5100 or 5,200
I could not justify that much money  for something that I wanted to put to use. It would have been nice but at least I still have a few dollars to console me

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