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Old 19-10-15, 11:19 PM   #1
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I have been looking through all the threads on the Lister d page wow! what a lot of experts sure looks like a real friendly bunch of guys (and girls ?) .
I have just picked up a Lister d I don't know a lot about them yet , I have had it a week now, I have heard it running when I bought it ,I`ve been busy making a trolley for it hope to get it sitting on it next week .
the carb mixture screw has no little screws in the flat disc , if I screw it down until it stops how far do I have to screw it up to set it for starting ,I have seen videos on Utube b but there is no starting reference I was thinking to screw it down until it touches then screw it anticlockwise about a full turn I guess its a bit of trial and error.
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Old 19-10-15, 11:55 PM   #2
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Before running it wind the needle fully shut the undo between 3/4 - 1 full turn out should be right then when running slowly screw it shut until it starts missing then give it a click open and should be fine all day
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Old 20-10-15, 09:30 AM   #3
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thank you
I was in thr right ballpark then sorta remember from my motorbike days
cheers mike
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Old 20-10-15, 03:56 PM   #4
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Whilst james is correct I have several D's that all need different positions, my latest only needs a quarter turn to start and slightly less to run. You will learn which position works by trial.

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Old 20-10-15, 04:26 PM   #5
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I think Martin's right, one of my Ds gives a fair bit of leeway on the mixture screw between coughing black smoke and cutting out, on my other D just a couple of clicks is enough to upset steady running.
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Old 21-10-15, 03:51 PM   #6
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hi thank you for your replies you say adjusting the mixture by a couple of clicks mine does not click and there is no spring loaded plunger will this make a difference
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Old 21-10-15, 05:24 PM   #7
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hi thank you for your replies you say adjusting the mixture by a couple of clicks mine does not click and there is no spring loaded plunger will this make a difference
mike
Is the spring-loaded, wheel position retaining plunger missing? If not, do you have a photo of the carb you could show us, in case it's not the usual type?
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Old 21-10-15, 06:06 PM   #8
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hi
its a standard carb just has the plunger missing
and the wheel has the tag instead if the two screws
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Old 22-10-15, 05:51 AM   #9
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Chances are that the mixture screw will move either way causing the mixture to go rich or weak making running difficult.
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Old 22-10-15, 01:09 PM   #10
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Chances are that the mixture screw will move either way causing the mixture to go rich or weak making running difficult.
True, try fitting a suitable standard coil spring under the mixture screw.

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