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Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 23, 2019, 09:22:31 PM »
Thanks buddies and Mike especially .. that was really a good advice and have to be kept in mind. So "lets be carefull out there" like mentioned in one favourite serie in TV  :)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:39:45 PM »
Hi guys,

And thanks a lot for good advice once again. Have to buy that meter from eBay and check the Hz reading soonest possible. Just now we in Finland and in my cottage place, we have around 26-28 degrees .. meaning minus :-) So, a little bit cold there in my cottage, but I try to find out that soonest possible. Also nice to know for your guys, that we in Finland and in Lapland, are using so called winter diesel, which has some added materials to burn right and also to start in that low temperatures. But I have prepared for that. I bought last september that winter fuel and so I have that awailable already there.

OK, lets see, when I can report from next steps in my case .. take care


Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 12, 2019, 07:50:17 PM »
Hi again,
With my multimeter, the output of generator is between 208 and 212 volts. To my knowledge, it is a bit lower than specs, which says in Finland, that generator output should be close to 220 volts (+/- 2 %).
I have to check the nut and the adjustment like advised me in earlier post. I'll do that earliest in January, when I visit my cottage and try to find out, wheather it is the reason or not. I try to remember report results here, because I have got very good advice from many guys here in forum. Really nice to belong to such a great group.
Thanks and we'll be hearing later, how things go :-)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: November 11, 2019, 06:05:49 PM »
Hi guys,
It is almost one year, since last post in this case. So sorry for long delay in posting results. It has been quite many issues around and that is why I have not remembered to post anything conserning my Lister. Yes, I really changed the injector, which I ordered from UK (was it Stationary Engine Parts ?) and got it rather quickly. In my cabin, where Lister is located, I changed the injector with copper washer included to injector and also changed all possible tubes and filter in fuel line and then fired Lister up. And "voila" .. engine fired up nicely and only little some gray smoke for seconds and after that, very clear smoke, even non visible and the sound of engine was way much nicer. So, I think those were really critical parts to change and thanks to many of you helping me to solve out the problem. I run the engine many time during last summer and always it fires up very nicely and no bad smoke at all. So, you gave my engine really a new life. Thanks.

My only small issue is, that after measuring the output of generator, I found it was a little bit under specs and that is why, I have to locate and find the right way to speed up running a bit. I think, it may solve the last small issue for me. It is really nice to have such a reliable engine to produce electricity, always when sun is not shining and solar panels are more or less some weight on the roof :-)
Thanks buddies a lot for helping me and I do hope, that I can assist you guys some time, when my knowledge is better on stage :-)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:30:30 PM »
After some coupling of cables etc. I tried to fire the machine with manual way ... some smoke, but no success. Then I mounted accumulator and connected all electricity on place and switched the SOM to Auto -position. Connected some drill to load and "ta-daa" .. machine fired up. Some quite black smoke one minute or two and then black smoke disappeared ... letting the machine to run some 30 - 45 minutes and seemed like everything is ok.

Next day I fired it up again and wondered, how black smoke was going on and on ... after some 15 minutes the engine stopped and after that, it is very difficult to fire it up again.

Very heavy black smoke and the engine just tries and tries to fire up, but no success. Next thing I quess, may be reason to study, in what condition the fuel pump and injector is at the moment. Any better/good advice you guys? Should absolutely check somethinbg else, or???

Still so far, I am very happy with my machine .. some exchaust pipes etc. needed. but absolutely I am on the way to get electricity to my cabin.


Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:21:19 PM »
According to good advices, I mounted my Lister on wood blocks and tightened them to concrete floor with heavy bolts. Hope that machine will stay there :-)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:18:36 PM »
Start-O-Matic and other stuff also on place ... just some painting maybe inside the genhouse :-)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:16:15 PM »
Also my new cabin for gen got almost ready .. some delay with hurting my leg a bit, but show goes on ...

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:13:50 PM »
Hi folks,

During summer, I studied my "new" Lister with available documentation and tried a bit clean and refurbish the machine a bit. After some cleaning and painting, my SR1 looks like this.

Generators / Re: Brush AC/DC Generator-Starter wiring
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:57:37 PM »
Try this one... easier to read the fine print -


Any possibilities to get that mentioned document "Diagram E9840256 is on page 8". I did not find that from those ols, maybe closed galleries and that is why, I ask kindly if you might sen me one copy ...or even whole manual if you have one :-)

Many thanks in advance


Hi pro's  :)

Now after doing many hours of maintenace and "cleaning" plus painting, it seems like I'm gonna mont the engine to my brand new generator room.

I have read lots of documents about vibration possibilities etc. and that is why, I kindly ask if anyone of you has real and experienced knowledge, how to mount the engine in a proper way. Directly to concrete floor with heavy bolts, some wooden stuff in between or possible rubber vibration absorbers under the engine.

It will take between 1-2 weeks and I will be asking my neighbour to lift the engine with a tractor into my room. That is why, I ask this info and appreciate any valid knowledge into this.

Also I promise to send some pictures of my project when I proceed with it.


PS. my generator room floor is 1.7 m x 1.9 m and thickness of the floor is about 12 cm. So, quite heavy and solid, I think :-)

Engines / Re: Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:15:05 PM »
For Dieselsmoker ... thanks a million for that awesome document. It will help my project a lot.
Best regards and many thanks ...


Engines / Turned out that my Lister wasn't ST2 :-)
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:49:51 PM »
Hi guys,

Earlier in this site I explained, that I have bought  a Lister ST2 with 3 kw generator head. Closer look when fetching the machine, showed, that the engine is SR1.
Now I seem to miss a Workshop Manual or even thinner one for this SR1. Anyone here maybe having a copy of it or having that scanned some how.

If possible, I'd like to get one and willing to pay some for it. The plant was in quite bad condition, but hoping to clean it and after then, looking how to resque it
into better condition. If the mail server in this site is not working, you can contact me by mail

Thanx in advance ...

Engines / Re: Lister Manuals
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:48:47 PM »
Hi folks,
I am newbie in this forum and just having bought Lister ST2 with start-o-matic inbuilt. Getting the system in some weeks from now and actually looking after some manual concerning that automatic Start-O-Matic. Maybe it might b wise to have manual, which is named here "312/1052   Start-o-matic   Instructions & Spare Parts book.

How could I get that manual?
It is really nice to find such sites and start discussion back and worth in various things around old machines. Nice to get into this.


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