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Straight Vegetable Oil / Re: 6 cylinder air cooled lister
« on: January 04, 2007, 06:23:24 PM »
so then, decoking the engine is going to be hard to avoid if I am to run this type of lister exclusively on SVO (my only readily available carbon neutral fuel here in blighty) because elsbett technicians reckon that any distributor-injection-pump made by CAV, Lucas, Stanadyne, RotoDiesel or Delphi is unsuited (too delicate) to pump SVO. However I've just read this scientific study conducted in Europe somewhere, which concluded that if you make a bioblend mix, the fuel will behave like diesel at 80 C. Moreover, according to the findings, it will burn a lot cleaner, producing a lot less soot. I've found a 340watt fuel heater now all I have to do is get the thing loaded up to the hilt....

keep on truckin


p.s. thanks for all your advice. 

Straight Vegetable Oil / Re: 6 cylinder air cooled lister
« on: January 03, 2007, 04:20:48 PM »
thanks for the swift replies to my original posting a few days ago.

According to the plate fixed on the runners it was built in 1964,  Plant No. 70269 NA. ENGINE 112 HA614 and another, AL No. 289050.
Will provide a photo as soon as I can figure out how to use the software ??? You mentioned running her hot on a heavy load to keep the carbon down. With a 3 phase output of around 36.5KWs I'll have to find some heavy duty industrial machinery to keep her busy. Would you recommend steel or copper for a fuel pipe. What size nozzle would you think most suitable given the existing size of the pump on a lister of this type? At a push I could probably find out what size fuel pump it has on it.

thanks for any advice you might have 


Straight Vegetable Oil / 6 cylinder air cooled lister
« on: December 29, 2006, 07:43:14 AM »
Right then fellas,

I have recently bought a 6 cylinder air cooled lister engine and, knowing very little about listers, am wondering if anyone out there knows how I might successfully convert the thing to run on SVO without causing long term damage??? Are cylinder sleeves and tapered roller bearings inevitable or is there an alternative? Without a cooling jacket how would you recommend heating the oil for example??? Is she suited to run on SVO???

any advice much appreciated

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