12/2 Lister Type Diesel Engine - Build your own Lister Type Diesel Generator to your specifications! Just add your own 2 pole (3600 RPM) or 4 pole (1800 RPM) generator head and cooling system!
This engine's simple, tried-and-tested design is known worldwide for its extreme simplicity, ease of starting, remarkable fuel economy and reliability.
This generator design kit features a 650 RPM 12 HP Twin Cylinder Lister Type "Cold Starting" diesel engine w/ 6,875 watt power rating, indirect injection, replacable cylinder liners, lubricating oil pump, tapered roller bearing mains, exposed push rods, muffler, oil bath air cleaner, fuel filter, easy hand crank start w/ compression release, change over valve (COV) w/ high compression for easy starting, water-cooling and consumes only about 1-3/4 quarts of diesel fuel per hour! SKID BASE and GENERATOR ARE OPTIONAL.
Exhaust Location and Direction (Facing Hand Crank Handle):
Facing Hand Crank Handle
Vent Screw for Fuel Prime
MICO (BOSCH) Fuel Injection Pump
Change Over Valve (COV)
Fuel Shut-Off Lever
External Lube for Valve Train
Intake & Exhaust Valves
Governor Spring Adjustment Nut
Lubricating Oil Pump
Hand Crank Starting
Here's how it works:
Swing the exhaust tappet underneath the cylinder exhaust valve to prevent the valve from opening and closing completely. Turn the fuel rack lever to the 'Off' position (handle pointed upward).
Start turning the flywheel quickly.
You should hear the fuel pump triggering with a 'clink' during every other wheel rotation. Several seconds later you should hear the fuel injector triggering with a 'clunk'.
Continue turning with the flywheel with your right hand. With your left hand turn the fuel lever to the 'On' position and swing exhaust tappet out from the cylinder's valve. Turn the flywheel though one more compression stroke and the cylinder should fire.