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That's a really good price.
I have 2 of these engines on small generators.
Very reliable little units.

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Everything else / Re: Inverter question - Resistive loads
« on: January 17, 2020, 07:30:45 PM »

You certainly have the right alt.
Do you have an external controller and are you running it at 12v or 24?
Looks like a nice setup.

This battery system is a small 400aH 12 volt bank.
At the moment I use the stock internal regulator for bulk charging and let solar do the float charging.
Certainly not as good as a Balmar external 3 step regulator or something like that.
I have not been able to find an external multi step regulator for under $300.
And when converted, that is over $400 Canadian.  :o

Has anyone seen a decent chinese external regulator?



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Everything else / Re: Inverter question - Resistive loads
« on: January 17, 2020, 01:25:09 AM »
Just because an alternator is rated at 140A, does not mean it's spinning at the right speed to generate 140A.


Thanks, I am aware of that Mike90045.
It's a Leese Neville.
I have the factory performance curve showing speed vs. output vs. required HP.
Alternator speed and output are mapped to the engine speed and output.
It can make 120 amps if needed.

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Glort: "Resistive loads are the easiest, gentlest loads you can have.  Anything will drive them happily. It's inductive and switching loads that pose the challenges. "

That's good to know about the resistive loads. Thanks.
Flywheel diameter and alternator pulley have all been worked out back when the unit was built.



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Everything else / Inverter question - Resistive loads
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:59:45 PM »

Can I run an emersion heater from an inverter? or is this bad for the FET's ?
I have a DC system with a small diesel to keep it charged and it can run when loads are applied also.
The DC alternator is rated 140 amps and should be able to keep up to a 1.5kw drain.
How do mod-sine wave and pure sine wave inverters react to resistive loads.?
In this case, a 4KW, 120 volt inverter and a 1.5 kw, 120 volt heating element.


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Listeroid Engines / Re: another disaster: silver gunk in new oil
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:44:42 PM »

Seen LOTS of Poly, never seen it like in the picture or that colour.

That's the new "Silver Sludge" poly.  Came out in 2019  ;D

I'm suggesting water, Oil, and WVO. And this engine does have a history of water leaks.

There are only 3 liquids in that engine. What else can it be.?

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Listeroid Engines / Re: another disaster: silver gunk in new oil
« on: January 15, 2020, 02:54:34 PM »

A product of considerable blow-by of veg oil fuel and oil.
Polymerized veg oil. (maybe some water too).

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Everything else / Re: Diesel Heaters
« on: January 14, 2020, 12:59:24 AM »
another interesting test....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGSDlsDejEs

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Everything else / Re: Diesel Heaters
« on: January 14, 2020, 12:51:10 AM »
More people testing these heaters on alternate fuel now.
Some interesting tests....

diesel/vegetable oil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bmELZaH6zQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQDKRpyynS8

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Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 06, 2020, 04:55:26 PM »

farmerjohn,

I too am in Canada. I am quite interested to follow your progress on this project.
As you stated, the engine is a marvelously simple and reliable design.

carry on !

veggie

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Red Stone Engines / Re: Are these Redstone diesels?
« on: January 05, 2020, 03:23:52 PM »

They do look like the common Changfa type clones with an extra flywheel.
Was there anything specific about the redstones that gave them the reputation they have ( other than twin lister style flywheels) or are the single  flywheel clones as good?

Anyone know if twin wheel China clone engines are available?

Yes. They are available here...
http://www.0086up.com/ProductShow.asp?ID=129

Although I went to other main suppliers of Changfa style engines and could not find them.
JiangDong usually has all the styles http://www.enginejd.com/list_2_60_67.html
but they do not have the double flywheel.
I wonder if that double wheel unit is a previous generation and just a few plants are left building them?



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Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 05, 2020, 12:50:45 AM »
 FYI,
I think you can buy a block from Gary "dieselgman" on this forum. Send him a PM if you are interested.
He has engines and broken down components.
You may be able to buy the block and make everything else yourself.
(If that's a road you wish to take)

cheers,
veggie

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: First smoke for the Z482
« on: January 01, 2020, 03:02:01 PM »
Quote: glort
I notice on your second Vid quite a bit of induction noise. Mine appears to have a different air Filter to yours and has a long rubber hose coming off it as well.  Perhaps a car air cleaner may make it quieter still? I like using those as they have huge flow and capacity for the engines we are putting them on and if the air filter ever does clag up, they are cheap and readily available to replace.

I also notice your engine has a proper alternator. Mine has a permanent magnet generator which is OK but I think only 14 A.  I want to put on a decent one like yours.
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Yes, the air intake noise is quite noticeable.
Swapping to a larger canister would be a good idea.

Mine came with a mini alternator instead of a PM generator. It was seized and rusty so I swapped it with a 96 amp General Motors 12SI that I had sitting around. Thankfully Kubota uses the industry standard mounting bracket and the new alternator dropped in without any modification.




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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« on: December 31, 2019, 04:33:26 PM »
sirpedrosa,

I just viewed your video of the Petter running.
That is a beautiful engine !
You did a great job of refurbishing and mounting it.
I would love to have a Petter also but very few were imported to my country.
Nice job !

veggie

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General Discussion / Re: Happy new year
« on: December 31, 2019, 04:25:39 PM »

Happy healthy new year to everyone  :)

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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: First smoke for the Z482
« on: December 31, 2019, 03:41:21 PM »
glort,

Thanks for the kind comments. I was interested to see that you ran yours on WVO.
That is what I have planned for this one.
Start/stop on diesel and running on WVO.
I was not aware when I got the engine, but I later found out that they are Indirect Injection which makes them perfect for alternative fuels.
The video above was the first time it started. A test start. It had no coolant so I could only idle for a few seconds.
After I added coolant I ran it again an took a slightly longer video below.
The engines run fairly quiet. I took the engine up to the 2600 rpm generator setting and it did not get overly loud.
The RED spring loaded toggle beside the ignition switch is for the glow plugs.
Fuel tank is for test only.
PS: you will notice a small drip leak where the rad hose meets the cylinder head. That loose connection has since been fixed. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-9x786vsh8&feature=youtu.be



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