This page contains information on the Standard Listeroids, as I have mentioned elsewhere, there are now a number of variants that are lighter and in some cases need to turn higher RPMs. Make sure your engine is a 'STANDARD' clone modeled after the famous Lister CS 5/1_6/1 before you make use of these specs. Use at your own risk, please report any concerns or errors.
Valve Adjustment when cold: Intake .017" Exhaust .032"
Cylinder Head - 160 to 170 lb-ft(23 to 24kg-m)
Fuel Injector - 38 to 40 lb-ft(5 to 5.5Kg-m)
Connecting Rod - 50 to 60 lb-ft(7 to 8 Kg-m)
Housing for Main-Bearing 68 to 72 lb-ft(9.5 to 10kg-m)
Crank pin to Rod, (Big End) there seems to be some confusion regarding this figure, one of the better Indian references specifies a maximum of .003 for this clearance, and states no minimum.
Other's state the ideal clearance is .003", Max clearance is .005 A number of folks were consulted in the old time engine community. A figure as large as .007 was found in some Lister material, but modern day folks think these figures are where they need to be.
With all this said... I'm going with the .003 and less figure, and I have no clue how tight this gap can be and splash oil properly.
Here's some figures for clearance between piston top, an head, is is often measured with a peace of lead squished after head is fully torqued, remove and mic the thickness.
For Lister 6/1, 8/1 & 16/2 ..... 0.060" - 0.065"
Your engine may be different, but these are typical
Head Bolt= 28mm or 1.1 Inches
Wrist pin diameter 1.250 inches
Cylinder bore 4.5 inches
Following is general Indian descriptions of the CS clones, and some parts info.
Following is there descriptions not mine!
Listeroid vertical slow speed diesel engines are rated for maximum load for continuous running. This power is obtained at any level of elevation up to 700 ft. above sea level, with fuel oil of not less than 18,000 B.T.H.U.per Ib. The engine will give satisfactory service from any grade of fuel oil but preferably the usage's of clean light diesel oil is recommended. The engines are of compression ignition type with direct fuel injection, four stroke, vertical water cooled.
It is fitted with four compressor rings and one oil ring. The valves are made of heat resistant high quality silicon steel and finished to ensure safe life. The crankshaft is made up of special EN steel ground to close tolerance. The main bearing are of bush type. The small end and the crankshaft bearings are of good quality white metal. Engines with crankshaft and taper roller bearings can also be supplied on demand.
The engine speed is controlled by spring loaded governor. The speed can also be adjusted while the engine is running. The governor controls the fuel pump with variable delivery and ensures that the required quality of fuel for any given condition of running is accurately maintained. The fuel injection pump delivery valve and the nozzle are the well renowned MICO (BOSCH) type. A large capacity fuel filter is fitted and is made of special fabric which is easily cleaned or replaced. The use of filter ensures long usage and trouble free functioning of the fuel injection system.
The engine is cooled by water circulation through the cylinder block and cylinder head with suitable inlet of outlet flanges provided in the sides. The engine is fitted with two well balanced cast iron fly wheels which keep the speed variation to the minimum under fluctuating load condition.
On every selected Listeroid diesel engine the best selected components are fitted for long life which are freely interchangeable with each other. Every engine is selected for fuel and load characteristics for varying load applications. They are specially painted and finished to have the best appearance and are supplied with the best packing fully lined inside the case. Each engine is supplied with fuel tank, starting handle, spanner set, oil can, screw driver, kept in a special tool box inside the case.
How to spill time the engine
The Indians didn't make it obvious where the timing mark was on these engines, It's a
good idea to make your own now and 'spill time' the engine, this way you'll know where you
are, and you'll have the proper marks for timing in the future. Take the head off, use a
dial gauge, locate TDC, I choose to use a logical spot near the injector body to file my
timing mark, after locating TDC, I then filed a mark in the fly wheel to align with the
fixed mark. Now, it's just simple math to locate the mark where the injector pump stroke
begins, my reference material says 18-20 degree BTDC 'before top dead center is the spot.
Simply do the math and realize that a single degree is going to be quite a distance on
this big ole flywheel, this is vastly easier than almost anything most of us have seen
Physical Dimensions in inches
the crank shaft is approximately 3 feet long, fly wheels are clear of the ground on the model I am familiar with. Twelve two's on the other hand, have wheels that often hang lower that the base of the engine itself.
Shipping crates for six ones are 43" tall, 38" wide, 24" long. the crate itself will heat your shop for a full day if you have a wood stove. some of the wood is very dense and has a nice grain to it, you might save some of it for a wood working project.
May 1, 2003
Fuel efficiency: Actual tests using the Listeroid 6/1, ST3 head, and the efficient Allmand drive system produced .125 gallons of biodiesel per KWH. We are working on a few simple MODS that could boost this REAL number even higher. Following is a formula from Jeff Maier that will predict 6/1 fuel usage for this setup.
Fuel Usage Per Hour (Gallons/Hour) = (Load in KW) * (0.0918) + .101