6/1 Lister Diesel Engine Electric Start

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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.


Power Rating 3,000 Watts
Model Lister Type
Type Indirect Injection
Cylinders 1
Operating RPM 650 RPM
Horsepower 6 HP
Cylinder Block Cast Iron Block w/ Cast Iron Sleeve
Bore & Stroke 4.49" x 5.49"
Displacement 1.43 Liters
Air Cleaner Oil Bath Air Cleaner
Lubricating Oil Pump Standard
Oil Capacity 5.3 qts.
Change Over Valve (COV) Standard
Recommended Engine Oil SAE 30
Exhaust Outlet 2" OD Muffler Outlet
Counter Balance Weight (CBW) on the Crankshaft Standard
Governor Mechanical - Mico Bosch
Cooling Water-Cooled
Fuel No. 2 Diesel
12 VDC Alternator Standard
Starting System Electric Start

Consumption at 1/4 load 0.163 gallons/hour
Consumption at 1/2 load 0.192 gallons/hour
Consumption at 3/4 load 0.251 gallons/hour
Consumption at full load 0.296 gallons/hour
Fuel Tank Capacity 2.5 gallons
Run Time at 1/4 Load 15.3 hours

Control Panel
A. Running Indicator Light
B. Turn-Key Start
C. 12 VDC Battery Gauge

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Here's how it works:

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.

Installation Data
Coolant System Thermosiphon or Radiator
Coolant Hose Size 1-1/4" OD
Engine Oil Requirement SAE 30
Exhaust Location and Direction
(Facing Hand Crank Handle):
Service Points Facing Hand Crank Handle
Oil Fill Right-Side
Oil Drain Right-Side
Oil Dipstick Right-Side
Air Intake Left-Side
Fuel Filter Front-Side
Vent Screw for Fuel Prime Front-Side
Coolant Intake/Outlet Right-Side
MICO (BOSCH) Fuel Injection Pump Left-Side
Change Over Valve (COV) Right-Side
Fuel Shut-Off Lever Left-Side
External Lube for Valve Train Front-Side
Rocker Arms Left-Side
Intake & Exhaust Valves Left-Side
Governor Spring Adjustment Nut Left-Side
Lubricating Oil Pump Left-Side
Spin-On Oil Filter Left-Side
Electric Starter Right-Side

Engine Warranty 1 Year
Generator Warranty 1 Year
100% Coverage for Parts Standard

Length 37-1/2"
Width 23"
Height 37"
Dry weight 995 lbs


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Central Maine Diesel
1185 Hammond St. Suite 11
Bangor, ME 04401

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