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veasmkii

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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2022, 05:47:55 PM »
Looks like that might narrow it down to the LD1!



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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2022, 07:39:36 PM »
That definitely says LD1, strange that the other part numbers don`t match up with the PDF. I`m guessing it was a special, built to order for a very particular purpose. Maybe a generator set or the military.

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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2022, 08:04:09 PM »
Nice. There we go. Should also have the serial number and maybe the spec number. I can't remember what all is included. As far as the cam part number I agree with ajaffa1. There were usually 10-20 different build specs available depending on application and Lister would also build to specific needs if needed.
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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2022, 08:41:47 PM »
The 4 digits on the left are the serial number and the 9 on the right denotes a 1959 production year.

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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2022, 08:51:38 PM »
Attached is the only LD manual I have. It is a marine manual but all of the engine info is the same.

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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2022, 09:41:23 PM »
Oh this is fantastic, full of very useful information! I feel a lot better informed after reading it. Cheers for this

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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2022, 01:22:31 PM »
I've a question on the oil for these things, for next start up.

The manual specifies 4 pints (2.3 litres) of SAE10w. Looks a little difficult to get a hold of. Does it have to be monograde?

Or would I be okay using a multigrade, like 10W-40?

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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2022, 05:54:55 PM »
Multigrade would be fine. That manual is from the 1950's when monogrades were all that existed. 10w would have been for a cold environment with 20w and 30w being recommended for warmer environments.  I would think a 10w30 might be a better range but 10w40 should be fine if that's whats available.

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Re: Engine Identification
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2022, 11:47:54 PM »
Yes 10W is the correct oil unless it gets very hot where you live and its heavily loaded. We have an SL that I overhauled and use it on a water pump, had 15w 40 oil. It was hard to start, smoked gray and slobbered oil out the exhaust even after I took it back apart and rehoned the cylinder with new rings.  I asked a question about that problem on an European engine web site and a responder rather gruffly asked why do you have 15w 40 oil in it when the manual clearly calls for 10W?? Thinking it would change nothing I changed it to 10W to prove the guy wrong,,,, guess what? oil slobbering, smoke and hard starting all cured.
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