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Engines / Re: Dismantling Lister D Governor mechanism
« Last post by scott p on Today at 03:23:28 AM »
I have no experience with that type of engine but I would be suspicious of those governor springs. Being mismatched like that doesn't seem right. Look at your exploded diagrams
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Engines / Update!
« Last post by ajcooper4 on May 14, 2021, 05:27:46 PM »
I decided to persevere one split pin and nut and bolt at a time!

End result I have removed the linkage and the governor cover.  In my view it looks fine and once cleaned up and a fresh gasket applied I feel it's fine to leave this alone and dismantle no further.  Any advice would be most welcome.



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Engines / Dismantling Lister D Governor mechanism
« Last post by ajcooper4 on May 14, 2021, 01:51:38 PM »
Could someone help this newbie please?

I have now decided to dismantle the governor mechanism to enable me to better clean and paint around the bottom of the cylinder block on my Lister D.

I have a couple of exploded diagrams but they're hazy to say the least.  Does anyone have any diagrams or, even better, advice on how to do this please?
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Petteroids / Re: Lister Petter LPW3A rebuild
« Last post by praxidice on May 14, 2021, 10:34:20 AM »
Present issue is removing the camshaft.

I've followed the service manual instructions to the letter but the thing simply will not come out

Asked a number of associates with relevant experience and they have no idea

Something must be stopping it coming out but what ?

The camshaft is the last bit left in the block ... no cam followers, no governor components, no crankshaft, no lift pump pushrod
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Any one setup for CHP capturing your exhaust heat?
« Last post by mike90045 on May 14, 2021, 07:05:09 AM »
There is a co-gen forum located at
http://www.microcogen.info/index.php
which may be of interest to you

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Petteroids / Re: Lister Petter LPW3A rebuild
« Last post by mihit on May 14, 2021, 05:28:33 AM »
Not specifically, but I've pulled down more than a few engines.
What are ya after?
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Petteroids / Lister Petter LPW3A rebuild
« Last post by praxidice on May 14, 2021, 03:18:15 AM »
Is there anyone here with experience in dismantling / rebuilding a Lister Petter LPW3A ?

I have a few issues that are not covered in the service manual and would appreciate input from someone who has been there done that.

Presumably all LPW series engines are essentially similar (apart from the number of cylinders), indeed one service manual covers the lot.
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Petteroids / Re: New to me, AVA2
« Last post by mihit on May 14, 2021, 02:38:26 AM »
Some photos.
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Any one setup for CHP capturing your exhaust heat?
« Last post by scott p on May 13, 2021, 09:53:14 PM »
Interesting post by cujet.

 As far as maintenance and troubleshooting goes seems like a good long term investment to consider a heat pump.

Of course it all depends on the over all circumstances of each area to heat and how much time one is willing to spend building and then working the bugs out of what could become rather complicated.

Heat pump, more or less instant heat and thermostatically controlled to boot.

2000 watts 220 volts around 10 amp. What does a heat pump of that nature cost?
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Listeroid Engines / Re: Any one setup for CHP capturing your exhaust heat?
« Last post by starfire on May 13, 2021, 08:11:31 AM »
I tried this years ago, decided not worth the trouble. The amount of heat in the exhaust is reduced rapidly under partial load. This is because a diesel always ingests a complete cylinder full of cold air,  and under partial loading, the injection of fuel is just a small part of the complete power stroke, the excess air steals your heat basically.  Using cooling water to preheat the water arriving at a  normal hot water cylinder is a useful addition, but usually requires extensive plumbing alterations and can feed vibrational noise into the other parts of the dwelling. My Lister uses a car radiator mounted through the wall into my workshop, electric car fan ,so does take some chill off during winter. If your engine runs full load for lengthy periods, it may be worth doing, but for me, not.
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