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Old 26-04-17, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Lister AC1-AD1 will not start

Hi guys my first post on here go gently I bought a lister generator with a ac1 or ad1 not 100% which it is it has been standing for a while but I can not get it to start I've had the injector out and it got a perfect spray new air filter new oil done the tappets fresh fuel I've had the head off did the valves all looks fine and not a lot of use bore has a very slight lip at the top but nice and clean also it's anti-clockwise on the handle which I find odd as my ph1 sr3 are clockwise any help is greatly appreciated many thanks neil
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Old 26-04-17, 06:12 PM   #2
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First I'd ask myself this, am I turning it in the correct direction ?
Be an awful waste of energy to turn it the wrong way

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Old 26-04-17, 06:13 PM   #3
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The engine spec plate will give the full engine breakdown in the number.

Generator engines are nearly always anticlock rotation looking at the drive side.

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Old 26-04-17, 06:41 PM   #4
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The engine spec plate will give the full engine breakdown in the number.

Generator engines are nearly always anticlock rotation looking at the drive side.

Peter
Sorry for got to say there's no spec plate on it
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Old 28-04-17, 07:47 AM   #5
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First of all a picture of your engine would help identify exactly what model and what rotation it is.

However if it is indeed anticlockwise rotation it will have a flywheel fan cowling that is entirely of sheet metal construction, whereas clockwise rotation engines have the lower half of the flywheel fan housing cast in aluminium and this is also integral with the crankcase.

From memory only AC1 engines were available with anticlockwise rotation (with cement mixers been a favorite application).

If your engine is an AC1 then it could be either indirect injection (series 1) or direct injection (series 2). If it is series 1 it will need priming with oil before you can start it on the handle.
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