6/1 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 6 HP Single Cylinder Lister Type "Cold Starting" diesel engine w/ 3,000 watt power rating, indirect injection, replacable cylinder liner, 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 quart of diesel fuel per hour! COOLANT TANK, HOSE, STAND and GENERATOR ARE OPTIONAL.
Cast Iron Block w/ Cast Iron Sleeve
Bore & Stroke
4.49" x 5.49"
Oil Bath Air Cleaner
Lubricating Oil Pump
Change Over Valve (COV)
Recommended Engine Oil
2" OD Muffler Outlet
Mechanical - Mico Bosch
No. 2 Diesel
Consumption at 1/4 load
Consumption at 1/2 load
Consumption at 3/4 load
Consumption at full load
Fuel Tank Capacity
Run Time at 1/4 Load
Coolant Hose Size
Engine Oil Requirement
Exhaust Location and Direction (Facing Hand Crank Handle):
Changing water density drives the coolant circulation. As the water inside the water jacket of the engine heats up, its density drops. The changing water density drives the coolant circulation. The low-density water rises up and out of the engine through the upper coolant hose. Cooler water from the tank, acting as a non-compressible fluid is then pulled into the engine through the lower coolant hose, similar to a gravity-feed siphon.
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.