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Forum: General Issues 26-07-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Combustor
Oil for the tropics

Ran a wide variety of diesels in tropical North Australia for many years, including Lister aircooled ST series etc. Almost everything in the region still runs on whatever diesel 15/40 is available....
Forum: The Workshop 26-07-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,528
Posted By Combustor
Flywheel removal

May be able to loosen the flywheel with some shock treatment using its own weight. If the head is off, find a wood block about half the depth of the piston stroke, drop it in the bore, replace the...
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 28-05-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Combustor
Engine valves ID.

New valves are always useful, even without their catalog ID. If stem and head diameters and overall length are known, It is simple enough to trim length, machine collet grooves, re-grind seat angles...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 10-05-18, 02:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By Combustor
RB dragline (off topic)

Hello Mervyn,
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity about the old RB dragline in your pic. Glad to see that another one is being preserved as a working display. Hope you can still...
Forum: General Issues 05-04-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,882
Posted By Combustor
Used buckets of the stuff in crawler track...

Used buckets of the stuff in crawler track rollers before the permanently sealed units appeared. No problem with it separating.
Fine in lower speed applications, but I stuffed up once when I...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 11-01-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By Combustor
Just curious about the RB cable excavator with...

Just curious about the RB cable excavator with the cast steel track frame, behind the donor engine there, That,s a collector's item for someone.
I am still harboring an operational 19RB dragline in...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 08-01-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,704
Posted By Combustor
Hello Mervyn, That poor old...

Hello Mervyn,
That poor old engine really has suffered! A donor is urgently needed. The CF's are sweet runners when in good condition. Was lucky to win an 8hp model in unknown...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 03-01-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By Combustor
Ronnie N series

Hello Basewindow,
Should be able to check tappet clearance with a feeler gauge with the sideplate removed, and as long as it has a few thou clear, it should run. If still...
Forum: Petrol Engine Section 19-12-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By Combustor
Ronnie N type

Hello Cam,
If an engine is free, has spark, fuel and some compression then it is worth trying a start. Valves may just have some grit or carbon lodged under them. Take the sidecover...
Forum: The Workshop 13-11-17, 03:05 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 89,807
Posted By Combustor
Standby Power.

When wiring my new workshop a few years ago it was easy at the time to pull the wires in for a separate emergency circuit via a small sub board which supplied several lights at key points and some...
Forum: Miscellaneous 19-10-17, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,566
Posted By Combustor
BSW Bolts

Not sure if it's the same over your way, but here the big discount hardware chains still seem to import Chinese cad plated hex bolts and they are mostly still Whitworth threads. They have the smaller...
Forum: Restorations Section 27-09-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 83,632
Posted By Combustor
Oiler caps

Oiler caps were missing from my 3VQ engine, but I found that some brass plumbing fittings (locknuts etc) had the same threads, probably BSP. Machined pieces back to thread depth with a small recess...
Forum: Lister D & F 15-05-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By Combustor
Smokey?

Hi Peter,
Your oil control rings may be a bit worn, and/or the bore may be a bit glazed from running unloaded. However, you may find that a steady load when running is enough to keep oil...
Forum: General Issues 18-03-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By Combustor
Fix tank leaks

Many of the epoxy and chemical sealant fixes worked fine in the past, but modern petrol is an ever changing brew that only has to perform to a set of specs, irrespective of what is in it. Ethanol and...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 22-02-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,026
Posted By Combustor
Lister ST 2

Hi there Nicky,
You have a great old motor there, hopefully still in good condition. Turn it over several revolutions by hand before using the starter, to be sure nothing is...
Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 11-02-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By Combustor
Rocker cover--- or cap?

If we are discussing the oil filler cap that is fitted to the rocker cover of most aircooled Lister diesels, then I assume most of the caps will interchange as long as you have a gasket ring that is...
Forum: Lister D & F 08-10-16, 05:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,911
Posted By Combustor
?? What Addiction?

Careful!! Leave them unsupervised and next thing you know they are starting to breed. Don't ask how I know.. Regards,
Combustor.
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 16-09-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By Combustor
LT-1 Injection.

You are still flying blind and trying to guess the problem. A completely blocked injector would cause pump damage, but if partly blocked it should be attempting to fire, and blowing some smoke. So,...
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 15-09-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,939
Posted By Combustor
Return pipe etc,

Hi Casper,
Do not think that a bit of plastic pipe could resist the sort of pressure that would build up if a return port was blocked, so unlikely that is causing a problem. However, it...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 13-09-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By Combustor
LT1 Injection

Have a TS1 here, similar but larger, and found it refused to start most times, as it was injecting very little fuel, but would just occasionally start quite OK. Removed the pump and took it to an...
Forum: Lister D & F 11-08-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By Combustor
Slight dings

Have got away with re-fitting rather pitted or scored surfaces using a thin smear of anaerobic liquid gasket maker, (Loctite etc) Hardens quickly when assembled and air is excluded. Not cheap to buy,...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 10-08-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,677
Posted By Combustor
Key removal

Don't be scared of drilling the key out. Success guaranteed and no damage if done correctly via the "guided drill" method. Search this site for "Gib key removal" or ask someone here to describe the...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 08-08-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,595
Posted By Combustor
Narrow boat project.

Hi there Casper,
Interesting project you have going there. That Ruston should be solid enough to last forever. Just a point on the uni shaft drive, for smooth running with no...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 08-08-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,595
Posted By Combustor
Narrow boat project.

Hi there Casper,
Interesting project you have going there. That Ruston should be solid enough to last forever. Just a point on the uni shaft drive, for smooth running with no...
Forum: General Issues 26-07-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,163
Posted By Combustor
Key removal

Hello Adam,
Lots of threads here and elsewhere on gib key removal, so do a forum search for lots of good info. For broken off keys you may have to resort to the guided drill method,...
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