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Posted by Bob F on May 23, 2010, 3:07 am

Ade wrote:

Interesting reading.

I actually bought the Lister. What I need to decide now is what to do to it to
get it working. When I removed the cap on the valve cover of one cylinder, it
took a wrench to get it loose, and a bit of rust/crud dropped inside the cover.
The parts under the cover look pretty dry, like they haven't been lubed in a
long time. I figure at the least, I need to vacuum out the crud that dropped in,
and then lube everything well, including injecting oil into the 3 cylinders. If
anyone has restored a long stored lister or equivalent, I would love to hear
what you think needs to be done with such an engine before actually trying to
start it. I'm not rushing into this. I want to do my research first.

Posted by vaughn on May 23, 2010, 4:23 pm

Also give Smokstak a try.  http://www.smokstak.com/forum/index.php   They have
subforums for old diesel and old generators.


Posted by Bruce in alaska on May 23, 2010, 7:23 pm

You should post on www.Smokstak.com, in the Vintage Diesel Engine Forum.
Lots of Lister restorers over there, to consult with, and one of the
Moderators is a Lister Distributer in the UK.

Bruce in alaska
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