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Post by fretman on Sat Oct 26 2013, 09:30

hi folks, just obtained Lister 'd' , runs ok , starts good, checked oil and ok, but the guy who I got it off says he puts oil in the water system to stop it going rusty, so got about 3 parts water and one part oil, so any thoughts on this as to oil in the water.

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Post by Villiers on Sat Oct 26 2013, 09:35

I sometimes put a few drops of oil in the hopper to help prevent rusting but tea bags are better as the tannin coats the metal better and can remove some of the rust over time.

If I have a tank cooled engine that is really scaled up I add caustic soda to the tank and give it a long run to help clear the crap out, just make sure you don't drain it in the lawn!

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Post by fretman on Sat Oct 26 2013, 09:43

thanks for that,,, tea bags sound good as a bit of a tea pot me. may take out most of the oil leave a bit in

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Post by Villiers on Sat Oct 26 2013, 10:41

Might find your tea tastes a bit oily now though.....Laughing 

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Post by fretman on Sat Oct 26 2013, 11:36

That's ok as long as wet and warm

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Post by Villiers on Sat Oct 26 2013, 11:43

Tea, tastes just like it's made fro dish water!

Give me coffee any day!

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Post by StewartH on Sun Oct 27 2013, 20:05

Given your liking for brewing up using the hopper and also the fact I saw someone at GDSF put a pack of hotdogs in their Petter M hopper I think we should start a new thread along the lines of " what have you cooked on/ in your engine" Smile

I fancy haggis, nepes and tatties!

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Post by Villiers on Sun Oct 27 2013, 20:07

[quote="StewartH"]Given your liking for brewing up using the hopper and also the fact I saw someone at GDSF put a pack of hotdogs in their Petter M hopper I think we should start a new thread along the lines of " what have you cooked on/ in your engine" Smile

I fancy haggis, nepes and tatties!

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Been done...

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Post by StewartH on Mon Oct 28 2013, 09:53

Hahahahah - just read the thread - eat your heart out Gordon Ramsey..........

That must of got any spectators wondering a) what the hell that smell is and b) are we at a rally or cooking demo!

Steaming a Christmas pud is my aim this year - with the mother in laws donated pud.....

happy days.

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Post by fretman on Mon Oct 28 2013, 10:56

seems we all at StewartH for xmas ?

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Post by Villiers on Mon Oct 28 2013, 11:40

Think I'll pass on that one, I am not a big fan of Mother in laws!!!


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Post by Villiers on Mon Oct 28 2013, 11:40

Sorry, should say Christmas pud....

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Post by StewartH on Mon Oct 28 2013, 17:02

perhaps boil the mother in law....... hmmmm thats one big hopper!.... Smile

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Post by Villiers on Mon Oct 28 2013, 17:27

It is! Size of my mother in law!!!

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Post by fretman on Mon Oct 28 2013, 20:51

But that would make the water even more oily, once she boiled down,, is that good for the engine, after all the engine comes first?

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