Add a new fuel filter and fresh diesel to the recipe, then it was time to see if it ran. Engine is air cooled, so I can tell that head gasket is not blown. Have fun, John Newman, Jr. Who can tell me where to go from here? I believe there is a pair of slip rings to provide field excitation. Can you say turbo charged! The repower turned out better than expected.
Hello concours, I never checked the voltage when the engine bogged down, but I can and will. He kept the power on and finally a big wad of crap blew out, and it ran like a clock. Our commitment to the long term success of your business. My Yanmar tractor has thermosiphon which is a terrible excuse for a cooling system. Keep this manual handy and use it often. If you havn't figured it out, the generator is to power a well pump.
Same for the exhaust system and the generator itself. First-class fuel filtration is essential for modern diesel engines to retain excellent performance, comply with high emission standards, and extend product life. It appears that the water got in the fuel, corroded the tank, and the engine would not run at all. Since it runs now, just poorly, I'd suggest running a full tank of fuel through it with a load. When it wouldn't start rather than fix the generator they canceled the contract and gave her a refund.
Very rugged and easy to repair. I have no manual and can't find one on line. Rust in the tank sounds like water was in there. Engine oil is clean, air filter is clean, and there are no animal or insect nests of any kind. I just hate to service or replace the injector when I am still guessing.
So you feel safe with change. I mean, if I separate the generator will the engine still charge a battery? Take the injector nozzle to a fuel injection place to check that its ok- proper cracking pressure and spray pattern. I believe the military 3kw gen sets came with a single cylinder diesel. If you like antique engines, vintage tractors or old iron, please register and join us. I don't know how low the stock vernier knob will let you set the governor, but I can tell you by the engine tone it sounds well below 3600 rpms, I would offer to go out and start mine and check the frequency at low throttle, but I am recovering from a broken back at the moment and can't bend down that low. Jeff Jeff, that is an awesome job! Maybe you guys can either help me or point me in the right direction.
I have a 1967 Sears tractor that I plan on doing the same type conversion. I chose a Wheel Horse C series tractor and a Yanmar L100A diesel clone. I could try designing a crude circuit using timer relays, but do most of these units have the capability of remote starting? It was purchased to power my parent's New England home during power failures when my Dad's health was poor and he had to have heat. What the guy above said about heating oil being the same as 2 off road diesel is absolutely true. The Yanmar design engine is quite well cooled.
Does the governor open up when you load it? I have a couple of nice 10-12hp Hatz diesels that have been sitting around here waiting for a job to do. I would guess a little cleaning and it should fire back up and run just fine. I would pre-emptively remove and clean the pump and injector if I had better service information. Peak power comes at higher revs too. It is used on B-80 and B-60 tractors.
I had to use the compression release because I am using a small lawn and garden battery. This means lower running cost in the world of rising fuel prices. The Yanmar clone seems well built. With tough but lightweight alloys used for main engine parts, an extra tough crankshaft and an overall simplified structure the L-N is a compact package of power. European 50hz are at 3000 rpm 2 pole, and 1500 rpm 4 pole. I didn't get into the details before, but prior to my trying to run the engine I removed the tank, filled it with a cup of steel washers and some kerosene, and shook and shook and shook, and then shook it a lot more. I own 3 of them, and would buy another if it was available locally, in a heartbeat.
As well as from electric start, kick start. As of this post I am in the process of building a gen set with this same Yanmar clone. Fuel consumption is about 40% less than the previous gasoline engine. That is hot as in heated in a pot on the stove until it boils. You will likely never see an 1800 or 1200 Rpm, Diesel Fueled Genset with a Pull Start.
Why wont the Hatz Diesels fit a tractor, they look from pictures to be smaller than the Yanmars? You just have to get used to the different engine sound and the diesel knock at low speeds. Are there any diesel engine experts here? Did you have any trouble with the pulley shaft size being differant? I asked one of the operaters what the make of engine was and they said they were made by Yanmar. Greg For considerably less than a Yanmar, there is the Changfa type engine from China that has proven itself for dependability by being the engine of choice to run small generators in Third World areas. A Little Engine Built to Stand up to Hard Work The design, structure and materials of the L-N combine to form a rugged, hard working machine. Speed stability by ear is very good ranging from no load to the 900 watts.