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Old 09-20-2007, 01:53 PM
imported_B.K. Hosken imported_B.K. Hosken is offline
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I found these diesel lister petters at http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/Co...product/247301

they have one 1800rpm output shaft and one 3600rpm output shaft, both 1". They are $750 each, seems like a good deal. I don't know anything else about them, but it seems like they would work well as a genset...
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:54 PM
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Lister or Listeroids are great for gensets. Their long stroke and low operating speeds make them ideal for small genset applications.

With a dose of Motorsilk in the crankcase and biodiesel, they'll run forever.

To cool them, all that's required is a thermal siphon to like a 55 gallon drum of water. Great engines, as unbreakable as a lump of steel will ever get.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:03 AM
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I am new to the biodiesel scene, but I keep hearing about lister diesels. Will one run on biodiesel and waste vegetable oil? If yes to the oil, what processing does it require for use (if any)?

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:08 AM
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Yes they will run on straight veg oil with very little conversion. The oil needs to be filtered clean and heated. I ran my 6 hp 600 rpm Listeroid all winter on WVO. For the most part it was great but after 4 days or so if I didnt have a heavy enough load on it I would get carbon build up.I would spray about a liter of water in the intake and that would clean it up to go again.I'm now using Biofuel in it as I am making it for my diesel service truck anyway.
I would go for the low rpm ones6-800 rpm is nice. I have a 12 hp 2cyl air cooled Lister that runs at 1800 rpm, I ran it last summer on 75% wvo and 25%diesel. It ran great too, but I like the slow 600rpm and the clackity clak of the external lifters.. music to the ears.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:37 PM
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I am new to the biodiesel scene, but I keep hearing about lister diesels. Will one run on biodiesel and waste vegetable oil? If yes to the oil, what processing does it require for use (if any)?

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Offgrid look on google for listeroid 6/1 by Aaron. You will see the first few runs of my new engine all on bio-diesel. It has never had dino diesel in it.

They will run on just about anything! Mine is an IDI engine.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:33 AM
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The ones in the link I put at the top of this thread are down to $600 each.
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:48 AM
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The diesels on your link are not the heavy slow speed listers. I have one and it is mounted on an airplane heater, a small two axel trailer mounted affair. I understand they are good little motors but are not in the same league as the big heavy ones.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:07 PM
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I know they aren't the big heavy slow speed ones...do you happen to know what speed the lister-petters run at? They have an output shaft that turns at 1800 and one at 360, but I didn't know if the 3600 was geared up or if the 1800 was geared down...
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:53 PM
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I know they aren't the big heavy slow speed ones...do you happen to know what speed the lister-petters run at? They have an output shaft that turns at 1800 and one at 360, but I didn't know if the 3600 was geared up or if the 1800 was geared down...
Write an email to www.Utterpower.com he very likely will be able to answer your question!
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:31 PM
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If anyone is looking for them, I import and sell new Indian built Lister clones - 6 1/2 @ 650 rpm and 10hp @1000 rpm. I use these engines for power generation and have been off-grid for 2 years now. I have one 6/1 with around 20,000 hours on it, still runs like a top and has always run on WVO. My second 6/1, the "youngster" has only 12,000 hours.

Now to the not-so-good part - prices have been and are going up for scrap iron in India, so the engines are no longer as cheap as they once were. Mine go for $1395 and have several significant improvements. There are cheaper units out there but you need to be careful of quality - some are just junk.

I'm in Canada, but can put you on to my associate in the U.S. if needed.
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