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Posted by Bob F on April 30, 2010, 11:22 pm

I just saw an old Lister 3 cylinder diesel attached to a generator at a local
metal recycler. They would sell it to me if I wanted it, I'm sure. It looks
pretty old, and at least the generator half is rusty. Engine was 18 HP.

Is this something of any potential value? Any chance it could be likely

Seattle area.

Posted by Bob F on April 30, 2010, 11:23 pm

Bob F wrote:

1800 RPM

Posted by Bruce in alaska on May 1, 2010, 7:13 pm

Bob, If you decide NOT to go get it would you eMail "Me", so I can have
one of the other genset collectors in the Seattle Area go get it. The
Genend is likely in the 12 Kw Range and these are very desirable up here
in Alaska, to power bush locations. I would hate to se it go to a
Scrapper, when there are folks who could make good use of it.... even if
it was just for Parts.

Bruce in alaska
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Posted by Bob F on May 3, 2010, 11:38 pm

Bruce in alaska wrote:

I just unloaded it from my Caravan. The van DID NOT like it. That thing is

Apparently, it was stored in a warehouse prior to being recycled. The oil looks
brand new, so maybe it was taken care of even in storage, although the caps on
the oil and valve covers needed a wrench to remove. The crankshaft turns with a

The generator is a 10KW, 12.5 KVA "brushless" unit, direct driven from the shaft
just past the fan housing (The engine is air cooled). It is huge.

Time to start researching how to restore this thing. I've got a lot to learn.
Any more good sites for info would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Bruce in alaska on May 4, 2010, 4:53 pm

Join us on www.smokstak.com   We have a Moderator in England, that is
the acknowledged Expert on Lister Diesels. You can ask your question is
either the Motor & Generator Forum, or the Vintage Diesel Engine Forum.
Lot os folks with Man-Years of Professional Generator Servicing

Bruce in alaska
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