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  1. If the boat has LED lighting you'll save an awful lot of battery power.
  2. Yangtze liver not patch on Engrish livers, no not lain enough, not crean.
  3. Crab paste is best. Mine wasn't predictive text, I meant it, cellulose thinners has a serious and powerful aroma. I used to stick stamps in my album with jam. honest injun.
  4. Personally I'd use the correct size stuff, seen, dealt with so much trouble in the past with wrong size packing, jammed shafts, burn't out gearboxes. Graphite packing is really more ideal for steam engine cylinder-steam chest ect glands which are difficult to lubricate even with the specially thick steam oil used.
  5. Or cellunose thinners. Take a little fish paste jar into a car body paint shop, they'll almost certainly give you a drop. A bloke asking there though would probably get a refusal.
  6. If the blue paint is original, Thornycroft.
  7. If you hold a mirror in front of that number it might read right although still upside down. First letter M for Mitsubishi.
  8. If the oil filler cap is dished in downwards with knurled finger grips around the edge and has an electric fuel pump almost certainly a Mitsubishi
  9. Surely the starter motor can be tested independantly on the engine with jump leads and or energizing it with a wire from a battery to the solenoid.
  10. A good weapon for this kind of thing is one of those little 12v air compressors for blowing up car tyres, one that plugs into a fag lighter socket. Apart from blowing up tyres they're very useful for blowing out things, gas lines, fuel lines, blowing crumbs of your keyboard. They usually come with a couple of different nozzles for blowing up air beds, dinghies, dolls ect. Costs range form about £15.
  11. Check simple first. Are battery terminals clean and tight.
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  14. bizzard

    Lister ST2?

    You have an oil filter ''industrial engine'' accounts for the extra 1/2 pt of oil. To remark the dipstick, just a couple of strokes with a Junior hacksaw.
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  17. bizzard

    Lister ST2?

    It isn't a ST2, almost certainly SR2. And it should only hold about 9 pints of oil about half of what you say. Sounds like your have a fuel leak on the i njection system dropping into the crankcase and raising the level, hence overheating and the bubbling noise.
  18. I assume your engine is solid mounted and not on rubber mounts.
  19. Yes, when I consructed model loco boilers I used Easyflow 1 2 and 3. The reason was as each stage of the construction comenced one didn't want to go and melt a previous operation. We'd start with the boilers foundation ring, hard brazed with Sifbronze and work up from that finishing off with the lowest melting silver solder for things like cab boiler, chimney, dome regulator, blast pipe fittings, all so one doesn't melt what went before. Brazing needs a bit more of a technique than soldering, a bit like welding really.
  20. Silver soldering needs between about 600c and 700c heat for it to run, depending on which s/solder you use. Brazing with brass rod a little higher still. Flux's required for either.
  21. Good moaning folks. If everyon had a gas instantaneous water heater as well as a calorifier or whatever the very annoying engine running while moored up to heat a calorifier would be reduced by a large amount.
  22. Have you tried Tony Brooks suggestion with the jump lead directly to the starter motor solenoid. You can also clamp onto the big terminal nut on the starter with the lead from the pos side of the battery. This should make the starter motor spin up but not engage its pinion with the engines ring gear. If it does then do the Tony Brooks thing. Careful of touching the engine mass or starter body with the lead or big sparks will happen.
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