Lister LT1

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Greenfellers
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Lister LT1

Post by Greenfellers » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:39 pm

OK then, I'll start.

I rescued a much abused and unloved Lister LT1 diesel (408cc single) from an old concrete mixer to power a log splitter, this way I can leave the saw on the Fergie and run both together. Any way I have drained the sludge that used to be oil out of it, dropped the sump off and it is solid with tar throughout. Can anyone suggest a good way to effectively shift it? My parts washer does not touch it and I am leaning towards using diesel unless something a little less drastic can be found.

Andy

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by tractoral » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:58 pm

WD40 should do the trick

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by Greenfellers » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:29 pm

tractoral wrote:WD40 should do the trick
It should - but its going take a lot of it, I will be buying by the gallon..

Someone suggested Cillit Bang, I am not sure I trust "Barry Scott"!

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by arborexplora » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:54 pm

Andy

Do you have a Toolstation near you? They do a 5ltr of Swarfega oil and grease remover for about £10. Amazing stuff. If used neat and left to soak it will remove anything (including old paint). I used some last night to clean up an old stihl 026 and it now looks like new.

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Cleanin ... 256/p10104

Used it for cleaning all my tractor parts prior to painting.

Richard

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by Greenfellers » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:44 pm

Richard,
That sounds like just the ticket, I have a paraffin sprayer somewhere which will help things along.

Thanks,

Andy

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by marc » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:40 am

the only thing i use to clean engine bits is diesel because its still a lubricant and a good cleaner or if you have a lot of money get some petrol on it

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by Greenfellers » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:44 am

I got it all stripped cleaned and rebuilt, crank reground, new bearings, seals etc. Runs great, only it is not man enough for the task I had in mind for it. A build 32 LT1 is fixed (ish) speed at approx 1000rpm designed for a concrete mixer. I ended up with a PTO off the Fergie.

Andy

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by marc » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:34 am

sounds like a lot of money spent on a little cheap engine i can pick them up from a scrap yard for £50 and the ld1 are the better engine they stay cooler if you work the lt1 to long the head gets red hot

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Re: Lister LT1

Post by Greenfellers » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:45 pm

At the outset the LT1 was free, and following some debate it was decided it would be man enough for a cone type log splitter - wrong. Splitter was adapted to run off PTO but snapped the shaft (twice).
I have given up and now have a McConnel saw bench, faster and less hassle, also gives me the scope to rip planks and slabs from larger logs. Also can be be taken to the wood on the 3pt a lot easier than the splitter.

Andy

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