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Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« Last post by dax021 on April 19, 2024, 09:08:56 AM »
Thanks Bob, yes sure hope he gets better soon and starts posting again.
Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« Last post by ajaffa1 on April 18, 2024, 10:17:44 PM »
My Wife tells me he has been unwell and spent some time in hospital. I`m sure we all wish him a speedy recovery.

Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« Last post by dax021 on April 18, 2024, 06:21:32 PM »
I haven't seen a post from VP for a while now.  I hope's ok and will be back soon.
Petteroids / Re: PETTER - PAZ1 - New project
« Last post by ajaffa1 on April 18, 2024, 09:34:52 AM »
Hi VP, I had a look at this and did some research today. That AVR is not suitable for what you have, it requires six wires and your diagram only shows four. There are some more suitable four wire  AVRs available on Ebay search for GAVR, some require a 9 volt battery to initialise them.

Listeroid Engines / Re: 16-2 Fuel Pumps
« Last post by listerclone on April 18, 2024, 12:56:57 AM »
I went back to the 16-2 last week full of anticipation.  I understood the instructions from 38ac and figured they would solve the problem.  Not so much.
The high pressure lines were already removed so I removed the top fitting and spring from fuel pump No 1.  I then removed the tiny delivery valve and the fuel level rose quickly until the whole pump body was full of fuel.  I then replaced the delivery valve, spring and fitting.  Then I did the same thing to No 2 fuel pump.  After everything was back together I still got nothing.  I spun the engine probably about 200 revolutions and did not get any fuel out of the top fittings of the pumps.  I don't know what to try next.
Lister Based Generators / Re: Time for generators
« Last post by ajaffa1 on April 16, 2024, 12:15:15 PM »
Hi cujet, it would appear from the video that these are reasonably safe if you drill holes in them, I wonder what would happen if you put them in a house fire at maybe 1200 centigrade or more, when my previous home burned down, it reduced ceramic tiles to dust and melted the enamel on a cast iron bath! I will be taking the advice of a firefighter and building a small brick/concrete enclosure a few meters from my new home, it will probably cost a lot less than the batteries. Once bitten twice shy.

Back to my PJ project, I doubt that the enviromentalists will agree that this diesel engine is now 'Green' but it does look that way. fuel injectors and aluminium cooling shrouds are all done and fitted but not torqued yet. Push rod tubes are all done and awaiting new neoprene seals before fitting.
Does anyone understand why large industrial manufacturers like Lister/Petter did not use an etch primer on aluminium bits? I am sick and tired of seeing perfectly good aluminium castings with peeling paint! Some parts of this engine have been very well primed while others have not, I guess a lot of components were outsourced and some suppliers where better than others. Some of you will be wondering why I am so interested in corrosion protection: I now live 300 yards from sea and we get regular salty sea fog which will turn steel into dust very swiftly.
A few pics for the viewers:

Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS 6\1 Startomatic
« Last post by AdeV on April 16, 2024, 12:28:17 AM »
Hi Craig,

That serial number would be the 1952-1982 format, which breaks down as Engine No. 927, 5/1 model, built in 1952.

Given you say it was commissioned in the 1960s, I wonder if there's a digit missing? e.g. 9275112 (which would make it a 1962 engine).

It's worth noting that the 5/1 and 6/1 engines are identical, just with a different RPM rating (600 for the former, 650 for the latter). The engine serial number plate should also specify the RPM (also the spec number).

Lister Based Generators / Re: Lister LPWS starts once but not again!
« Last post by SiFi on April 15, 2024, 07:50:19 PM »
OK at last I have the engine starting reliably from cold. This was with the help of Marine Engine Services/Primrose Engineering (Richard, Sue and Hayden.  In short my governor rail was sticking in the 'fuel off' position. I came to the belief that it was something to do with one of the high pressure fuel pumps but it turned out to be the nylon/plastic "751-10288 GOVERNOR SLEEVE" that was doing the jamming (only when cold).
Lister Based Generators / Re: Time for generators
« Last post by cujet on April 15, 2024, 05:27:26 PM »
OK, I'm totally impressed!

The lithium iron batteries generally are no more risky than lead-acid. I don't want to say they can't overheat, as any battery can overheat. But the electrolyte is not flammable in the same way as Lithium Ion.
Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: CS 6\1 Startomatic
« Last post by Hugh Conway on April 14, 2024, 04:44:26 PM »
Hello Craig, and welcome to the forum.
PM me, I have a PDF manual for the Startomatic, and will be happy to send it along to you.
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