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Everything else / Re: small heater
« on: November 19, 2022, 02:19:26 PM »
I have a similar system in my barn and use a greenhouse mat heaters under the batteries to keep them mildly warm. I believe they also make a mat just for batteries assuming you want to just keep those warm. If the inverter is a concern we use a heater strip at work in small control panels that only run 25-50 watts we install in small outdoor control panels for frost issues. Mount one below the inverter but I would concerned with making condensation there as well. The same can be done with a reptile heater ( I call them lizard heaters) found on flea bay and Amazon for cheap. They alast way longer than a light bulb and less likely to break since they're ceramic.
Are you installing a lister in the shed? Curious what base you would use for that beast.

Listeroid Engines / Re: Automann flea market find.
« on: October 05, 2022, 05:40:19 PM »
Yes, the base is a beast and very old. Probably held something else at one time.

Listeroid Engines / Automann flea market find.
« on: September 29, 2022, 02:44:55 PM »
Ran across this 8/1 Automann listeroid at a local flea market with trucks. Runs fine, only needs cooling and a ST generator head.  Never heard of an AutoMann but appears to be identical to my 8/1 Powerline Listeroid.

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane
« on: September 29, 2022, 12:00:40 PM »
Good luck Gary, some people laugh at us for all the prepping work we do, I doubt they are laughing now.


How's the old saying go ? Everyone laughed at Noah, then it started to rain.

Everything else / Central Maine Diesel - MIA ?
« on: September 27, 2022, 07:38:16 PM »
I placed an order with Central Maine Diesel a few weeks ago, emailed Phil several times and the voice mail box is full.
Anyone hear from them lately? Hope all is well and they're still in business.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Hatz E79 - Shop manual
« on: June 03, 2022, 03:16:19 PM »
Agreed, I should post a video.  When I hand crank and it comes off automatic compression, it is almost impossible if not impossible to crank. If I crank enough times I see a little fog (very little) coming out from exhaust but that's only after I have cranked it many many times. I never thought about the injector not over coming the engine compression. Good point, I'll look to see if I can bump the injector pump pressure a bit and see if that helps. May explain the occasional pop or attempt to start if I put a squirt of oil in the cylinder prior to cranking.

Thanks for the tips Bob

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Hatz E79 - Shop manual
« on: June 02, 2022, 12:10:28 PM »
I have tried the cold start button, it works, stays up when I pull it up and open up the throttle and stays there (not spring loaded). Didn't work on the unit all week, my real job got in the way. Hopefully will take a stab at it this weekend. Thinking about bolting a 3 HP electric motor to it and letting it spin and spin while I try to get it to start. A little easier than the hand crank and the starter generator doesn't seem to like the repeated start attempts.

Thanks for the tips though.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Hatz E79 - Shop manual
« on: May 26, 2022, 03:02:56 PM »
Yep ,  new injector nozzle in, bled the line and  has a nice atomized fuel spray.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Hatz E79 - Shop manual
« on: May 26, 2022, 01:20:23 AM »
Suggest not to ever use a starter motor for long periods of time as they burn out. They are only dessigned for short pulses of power to start an engine in good usuable condition.
Can you adapt a 4" pulley off the PTO?

I don't use Ether at all, it is plenty warm out and not worth the risk of damage. I have about a 5" pulley on it now if I wish to belt it to a motor. So I'm questioning the amount of fuel getting to the cylinder. When I crank for a bit, and it comes off decompression, it's hard to crank of course. After I'm cranking, If I push down on a valve spring, the compression escapes so I believe that the rings are free.

Thanks for the manual OldGoat !

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Hatz E79 - Shop manual
« on: May 22, 2022, 01:55:29 PM »
Good Idea on the rings and the oil, Wish I had a way to belt it to one of my tractors. It does have a starter generator but I could swap it out for an electric motor and let it spin for an hour with the decompression off. I am hesitant  to use ether on the engine for fear of damage. I do have fuel flow, nice spray with the new injector so maybe I do have stuck rings. I'll give it a little oil, maybe pull the starting plug so it can breath a little while the motor does it's work and I can then get away with a little 1/2 HP electric motor.

Old Goat, do you have a shop / repair manual ? I have the the parts and operator manual.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Hatz E79 - Shop manual
« on: May 21, 2022, 08:28:36 PM »
It's 85 F here today but I even put a heat gun to the head and warmed it with no difference. It sometimes will only pop once or twice after de compression releases, sometimes nothing. Open to any suggestions what to look for.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Hatz E79 - Shop manual
« on: May 21, 2022, 08:07:16 PM »
Acquired a Hatz E79 engine a while back and started to tear into it. Put a new injector nozzle in, bled the line and  have fuel spray now (old injector was stuck). Pulled fuel tank, new filter, new fuel, and when cranking it it will attempt to pop once or twice after coming off of automatic de compression. Checked intake and exhaust valve lash and seems to be fine. I suspect possibly low compression but don't have a way to check it (metric fittings). The engine is in good condition, clean, appears to be well taken care of. Any chance anyone out there has a shop manual for this ?

Listeroid Engines / Re: My fix for Listeroid light flicker
« on: May 05, 2022, 07:27:10 PM »
 lLiFePo, batteries with the built in BMS are the way to go. Curious what brand you are using.  I acquired several Enerdel Lithium packs, same used in the "Think" car. Of course no BMS so I'm adding my own and hoping to build my own Power Wall with them.

Listeroid Engines / Re: My fix for Listeroid light flicker
« on: May 02, 2022, 06:53:12 PM »
Gotcha, Makes perfect sense. I like the simplicity of that design. Thanks Veggie !

Listeroid Engines / Re: My fix for Listeroid light flicker
« on: April 28, 2022, 06:07:12 PM »
Very nice Build, Neat and orderly.

I'm looking to build a similar system to work with my solar panel system as well. It looks like you are using the mppt75 charge controller from you single wire alternator, is that correct? Did you install a two conductor lug on your single terminal of your alternator?  When you integrate the solar system, I assume it will have it's own charge controller tied to the same set of batteries. Which Magnum inverter did you use?

Sorry for all the questions, kept pausing the video and tried to understand how it was all wired together.


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