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Waste Vegetable Oil / Re: Guide to using Veg oil.
« on: August 19, 2021, 01:45:54 PM »
Just to wake up a stale topic, the links in the first post don't work for me - I get a blank page (there is some javascript content but it seems to be for a default parking page).

Does anybody have a copy  of the original documents as posted please - I'd like a read of them  ;D

Original Lister Cs Engines / Flushing OIl
« on: August 10, 2021, 12:34:24 PM »
When I first started messing about with car engines, it was pretty common to run a flushing oil through the system at oil change time, I can't remember the last time I used a flushing oil as it seems to be not required any more, I do remember using an engine flush additive in the late 90s but that's probably the last time I used it, normally with my car engine I just drain the oil and top up with new nowadays and I had one car that specifically said don't use flushing oils or additives.

The LD1 though is a 50 year old engine, it comes from a time when flushing oils were in common use.  I can't find any info on using a flushing oil when servicing the LD1 in the manual I have downloaded or online, has anybody used a flushing oil/additive prior to an oil change etc. or is it just something that has never been done on these engines ?

The engine is of unknown heritage - I don't know when it was last serviced, how many hours it has been running for, if it has had an oil change or if it has just 'continuous' oil change via regular topups  :D.  I'm going to do a full check of everything and fill with clean oil, do the tappets etc. but want it as clean as possible before I add new oil.


Original Lister Cs Engines / LD LD1 LD2 confusion identification
« on: August 06, 2021, 01:15:01 PM »

This is my first contact with stationary engines and by extension Lister engines.

I have acquired a Lister Startomatic - the ID plate is '8795 LD 15'.

Reading round I can't find anything definite as to dating this engine, There are LD1 and LD2 produced from 1955 & 6 respectively but no 'LD'.  I've seen images of the LD1 and it does look remarkably like my engine.  I thought that maybe the plate should be '8795 LD1 5' but that would date the engine as 1955 - a year before they were supposedly made.

Is it common for the '1' or '2' designation to be missed off the ID plate - I'm pretty sure that what I am seeing is a 1965 LD1 with serial number 8795.



None of the links in this appear to work, anybody any ideas where the manuals are nowadays ?


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