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Engines / Re: TL2 oil filter
« Last post by dax021 on March 28, 2020, 06:20:31 PM »
I doubt that that would cause any problems, but I am far from being an expert, so lets wait for a few more opinions.
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Engines / TL2 oil filter
« Last post by chefiam1 on March 28, 2020, 05:28:48 PM »
reading the manual. say you MUST use a lister oil filter. because of the way it is constructed for dealing
with pressure. i put a new fram oil filter and maybe that could be a problem? looking for advise.

                                                                         thanks, chef
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Engines / setting the govenor on TL2
« Last post by chefiam1 on March 28, 2020, 05:20:05 PM »
Having a hard time adjusting the stop ,excess fuel, and run positions on a tl2 so that the injector pumps
line up. and the govenor gap is right. any help would be appreciated

                                                                                              thanks, chef
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Original Lister Cs Engines / Re: Big funny piston rings
« Last post by listard-jp2 on March 28, 2020, 03:50:41 PM »

What do you guys reckon the implications are?  I'd be interested to hear from some experienced folks


Depends alot on what sort of wear ridge you already have in the cylinder bore, and where the top edge of the top ring is now in relation to the wear ridge (if you have any bore wear).

A company called Cords piston rings (in the UK) used to make piston rings for use in worn bores, and the top ring incorporated a 'ridge dodger'

Another alternative for you to consider would be to see my ebay listing of oversize Lister CS pistons (UK manufactured)  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LISTER-CS-NOS-GENUINE-NOS-HEPOLITE-COVENTRY-PISTON-BACO-OVERSIZE-VA-6-1-8-1-/254185213781
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: filtration by "settling out"
« Last post by mikenash on March 28, 2020, 03:44:21 PM »
Yes.  Good comment and just the sort of thing I need to know

Once the #2 burner is up and running maybe I'll burn a few litres of new oil and see what the "burnability" is before I get too excited

Thanks
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It seems that diesel isn't dropping as fast as gasoline. I wonder why, isn't it all based off the price of crude oil?

Anyways, here is one of the units I was looking at to be the "brain" of the system:

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/110Vac-2400w-24V-Solar-Power-inverter-80a-MPPT-solar-charger-60a-battery-charger/131951259033?hash=item1eb8e86d99%3Ag%3AkWUAAOSwKetbKG%7EE&LH_ItemCondition=3

It will charge that bank with PV and or 110v AC power from a generator or the grid and has 110v output from a built in inverter. This seems to be the most straight forward option, and it would do everything you would need the system to do.
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Straight Vegetable Oil / Re: injector
« Last post by veggie on March 28, 2020, 02:46:54 PM »

Good question,
A few years ago I sold 2 Listeroids to a fellow who had been running wvo for 5 years in an older Lister.
He experimented with all kinds of stuff and he told me that when I start running WVO in my Lister I should "lower" my pop pressure a little bit.
That did not make sense to me so I didn't do it.

veggie
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Straight Vegetable Oil / injector
« Last post by vegoil on March 28, 2020, 02:34:41 PM »
Has anyone increased the pop pressure of the injector on a Lister cs 8/1 running on WVO or is this not a good idea?

John
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Waste Motor Oil / Re: filtration by "settling out"
« Last post by veggie on March 28, 2020, 02:31:29 PM »
WMO is a moving target. It's made up of all kinds of oils, additives, solvents and even anti-freeze.
The varying concentrations of these components means that every user will have a different base fuel to compare to others.
What works for one person may fail miserably for another even though the engines are prepared identically. Why, because the fuels are almost guaranteed to be different (even though they are both WMO).
If your oil is free from other contaminants and is non-synthetic, you may have good luck using it as a fuel if you clean it adequately.
Some people add 10% gasoline to reduce the viscosity.
Just for contrast, here are nominal flash points for various fuels and oils..

Flash Point Under Compression Ignition:
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Diesel #1 ---100f
Diesel #2 ---125f
Kerosene ---150f
Biodiesel ---260f
Motor oil --- 450 f
Petroleum synthetics--- 485f
PAO Synthetics ---525f
Olafin Ester Synthetics ---725f

As you can see, the high end synthetics have a strong resistance to auto-ignition. (Diesel=100f vs. Olafin Synthetics=725f)
That's why synthetic oil works well in severe heat applications.
One can clearly see the massive difference in "burnability" (if that's a word ?) and how varying concentrations of these oils could drastically effect the combustion process.
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Straight Vegetable Oil / Re: How long does WVO last ?
« Last post by veggie on March 28, 2020, 01:58:13 PM »

Good info Glort, thanks  ;)
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