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Lister Based Generators / SR2 Revs low
« on: April 11, 2017, 09:10:23 AM »
Thanks to you both.  What does it entail to purge the pump and injectors?  My manual does not explain things very well, i.e., in the manner in which, I as one who has never worked on a diesel before, feels comfortable to start stripping things.  Is it a matter of opening the cover and start pulling apart?  Can I take this chance?

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Lister Based Generators / SR2 Revs low
« on: April 10, 2017, 08:01:37 PM »
Out of lurk mode for a while as I need some advice from you learned folks.  Firstly, thanks for a great forum, even tough I've hardly posted anything, I read the posts religiously most evenings.  I have picked up loads of theoretical knowledge, though sadly, pretty much no practical experience, mainly because my SR2 has been running faultlessly for 150 odd hours, and following the old saying that "if it aint broke, don't fix it"

About 2 weeks ago, I made the stupid mistake of starting up and forgetting to open the fuel valve.  She ran fine for about 1/2 hour then I noticed a rough sound and immediately realized my cock up.  The filter and feed line was devoid of fuel.  I shut down and bled the fuel right up to the banjo going into the block, but not further.  After startup she ran smoothly again, but it sounded like the revs were a bit on the low side.  I measured them at 1430 RPM, should be 1500 to suit my Hoffberg direct drive alternator.  After a while the revs seemed to have normalized and I thought all is well again.  Today I fired her up as I wanted to do some welding, but the inverter welder kept cutting out.  I checked the output and found it to be only 219VAC, should be 230 as far as I know.  Also the revs sound a bit slow again, which would explain the low voltage.  I haven't as yet checked the revs again, but will do in morning.

Any advice on what to do would be appreciated.  Like I said, I don't have much practical experience, so some step by step instructions will be great.  I would like to up the governor speed to 1500 RPM, but am not sure how much of a job this will be.

Thanks in advance.
Peter
 

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Listeroid Engines / Re: Basic gas supplementation.
« on: July 30, 2016, 01:58:32 PM »
Hi Glort, thanks for starting this thread, I will be following closely.  This is something I've been thinking about for years, but the minefield of methods and the work involved has put me off.  I am also totally off-grid and my motivation is purely cost, to generate energy at the minimum. Ed, I'm sure you'll have a lot of input too.

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Has this thread died - what's happening Ed?

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Also reading and trying to learn something.  Finally got my SR2 back today, so tomorrow is wiring up day, then let the fun begin

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