6/1 Lister Diesel Engine with Electric Start - A true engineering wonder operating at only 650 RPM! Light up your house by simply adding a generator, pulley and belt. 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 engine 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, counter balance weights (CBW) on the crankshaft, cast iron piston, lubricating oil pump, tapered roller bearing mains, exposed push rods, muffler, oil bath air cleaner, fuel filter, external lube for valve train, change over valve (COV) w/ high compression for easy starting, water-cooling, 12 VDC alternator for battery charging, battery tray and cables and turn-key electric start with running indicator light and 12 VDC battery gauge.
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.
Thermosiphon or Radiator
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Engine Oil Requirement
Exhaust Location and Direction (Facing Hand Crank Handle):