Category Archives: Small Diesels

For Sale: Complete Lister generator with PMG for sale!

It’s all a little south of Seattle.   This item sold in 30 minutes, with back up offers, it has a new home in Oregon.. I am buried in projects, and this must go soon, it’s blocking part of the … Continue reading

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A good Lister 6/1 Clone for sale, and an ST head too.

update:  There’s plenty of interest in this post, and not so good of a job of managing offers to date, (my apologies)   I am now confident that Jan (the widow) is not so interested in crating or shipping, I think … Continue reading

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Jerry Bartlett (Crazy Jerry) top honors in Mileage contest.

If you are a friend of Utterpower, you’ve heard the name Jerry Bartlett more than once. Jerry recently shared with me that he was making good progress in getting a car ready for a high mileage contest and the results … Continue reading

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What is a CLINK ?

CLINK  /KlinGk/ Dictionary:   To give out a slight sharp short metallic sound. transitive verb. : to cause to clink. In the case of the lister and lister clones, what does it sound like to your ears if  you’ve never heard … Continue reading

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I get smoke on crank, but no fire!

Warning!  Big Flywheels Engines Are Dangerous!  Potentially more dangerous that an AR15.  Anytime you are trouble shooting, you will have the air cleaner off, and be ready to cut off the air supply at the first sign of over speed.      … Continue reading

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Designing for long hours of off grid use.

  A lot of things work for backup, but lots of running hours cause us to pay closer atttention to our designs. I’ve been studying a generator that was in the field for 10 years, and ran as much as 12 … Continue reading

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A Rare Opportunity to Observe Lister CS neglect?

Have you ever wondered how much of an advantage an enclosed valve train would be over what Dursley created?  Maybe you’ve mused over other details of this engine, and saw a need to make them different? I personally think it’s … Continue reading

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Question of the Day: Is it OK to use a multigrade oil in a Lister 6/1?

                          Subject: listeroid oil weight Question from Robert B. Is there any reason I can not use 5w30 oil in the winter for easier starting? I have been … Continue reading

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