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steamraiser2

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  • Birthday 02/26/1953

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  1. steamraiser2

    Pelapone Ricardo

    Dave , I hadn't noticed your request for dimensions. Drop me a pm with your requirements and I'll measure the one newly arrived here.
  2. steamraiser2

    Kelvin stay bar

    CE2s have a one piece rocker cover so I think it could be a CS...not a common engine in a narrowboat
  3. steamraiser2

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    It's a JP1. We had a marinised one of these in our show trailer a few years back. There wasn't a JP1M built. Ours had a Velvet Drive gearbox
  4. steamraiser2

    JP/JK pulley

    No it wouldn't. Its fine for alternators, water pumps and compressors but drive to a gearbox will need a proper drive flange.
  5. steamraiser2

    JP/JK pulley

    Fitting a drive pulley to a marine JP is easy peasy. We use a drive shaft adaptor that replaces the large flywheel nut. To this we fit a taper lock pulley and boss sized for the speed and alternator type. In fact, By Ecks engine shown in an earlier response has such a set up. We have fitted dozens of them over the years. Standard on our marine JPs and converted JPs
  6. steamraiser2

    2LW leak

    Easy enough and,yes,you will have to drain it down.
  7. steamraiser2

    2LW leak

    An easy fix and not an uncommon place for a leak. A little gasket goop is probably the easiest route. Check that the pump to crankcase mating face is ok, sometimes they need a thicker joint or a shim
  8. steamraiser2

    Oil pressure question

    I suppose that it is possible that either a: the old oil filter was a 20 micron element and the new one is 30 micron or bigger or b: that a bit of carbon / debris/ fluff etc has been displaced and is affecting the pressure relief valve so that it is leaking back a little. Assuming of course that the oil pressure gauge is working correctly.
  9. steamraiser2

    3LW oil change

    If I were you I would stick to the SAE30 as Gardner recommended. The key is using an oil of the correct detergency and viscosity. In my experience what you are noticing with the multigrade is the oil behaving how a multigrade should. It behaves like a thin oil when cold and a thicker one when warmed up. I have always found that engines run on the correct grade and viscosity changed at regular intervals always do better in the end. Gardners are pretty basic machines by modern standards. Good oil and good fuel and they will usually run on for years and years. Flushing them can just as easily be done with either the straight or multigrade oil it will make little difference so,either or. Back in the day we used to flush the truck Gardner engines with SAE10 oil bought in for the purpose. It had an additive in it, no idea exactly what it was. An hour idling in the yard was the procedure, You could not load the engine up at all. I suspect it was nothing more than oil cut with diesel or kerosene maybe. It certainly washed them out well. Used to catch the drainings through a fine filter looking for whitemetal etc. With the advent of full flow oil filters we stopped doing it as the modern high detergency oil we used in the Ford and Perkins engined stuff kept them spotless anyway. So the Gardners just got an oil change on a Saturday morning prior to the driver giving the truck a wash. All the fleet got this at least once a month. It worked as many of the Fodens were 750000 miles plus without any major repair work.
  10. steamraiser2

    3LW oil change

    You are on the cusp of the grade change between temperate and tropical zones. If you are between the temps you quote most of the time you could consider changing to a SAE 40 oil. Finding some could prove a challenge although I suspect Morris Oils could help you. If your oil pressure drops as you describe when the temp is lower you need to consider the oil relief valve setting and the general wear and tear of your engines bottom end. Gardners running in tropical temps do not normally object unless they are well worn.
  11. steamraiser2

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    Our JP1 was from a small launch. Ideal for the exhibition trailer but way underpowered for anything but the smallest of narrow boats. It certainly attracted attention at shows🙂
  12. steamraiser2

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    We did a JP1 with a Velvet Drive gearbox in a mock up engine room for the shows a few years back. Sounded great for the first hour or two on tickover. After that it became the engine version of Chinese water torture. Plonk plonk plonk plonk plonk plonk plonk....,...😣
  13. steamraiser2

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    £350 ish
  14. steamraiser2

    Ebay vintage engine sales

    Well the JP3M is a very sad looking thing and the asking price,without the gearbox, is easily double the market price for a complete dead engine. I'm busy breaking a JK4 at the moment that is in way better order than that and it didn't cost anything like as much. Best of luck at that price !
  15. steamraiser2

    Pelapone Ricardo

    We do quite a few Dorman LBs. The spares situation is not brilliant but not impossible either. The good thing is that you will seldom need anything other than service parts as they are an incredibly robust engine. One of ours has been in a hotel boat dragging a butty for ten years without missing a beat 10000 hrs and rising. I keep one in our warehouse just for me. If I ever get time to build another boat it'll go in it. A seriously under rated engine. Sound terrific too.The Chinese do make a clone LB, Not CE compliant though and has their own fuel equipment on it which is pretty much unserviceable in the UK
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