Re-subscribing to this group after a long absence, and would appreciate
a bit of guidance..Hailing from Crete, Greece..
My friendly junk-man called me the other day, as he always does whenever
anything "too intersesting" to scrap pops up..
The engine is an 8hp, 750 rpm single cyl, water cooled diesel, looking
very much like the Petter S. Seems complete with a Calibrator thing for
what I assume is for cylinder and mains oiling. The thing is rusty, and
does not turn over by hand (~60 cm flywheel..)I'll trade him a 15horse,
3 phase motor for it.. I'll try and get some pic's up soon..
Name plate says "S. Papathanasiou, Xalkidos" in Greek..
1. While casting tech is/was pretty common in Greece, I would be
surprised that above manufacturer would take place in Greece, maybe
Petter supplied parts/license overseas? The intricate aluminum part of
the Calibrator looks like quite a task from scratch?
Anyone have any histrory on Petters' policy or know what might have been
happening in Greece wrt oil engines
2. How shoule I go about getting this thing unstuck, mostly concerned
with not braking any rings, or spinning any bearings. I was thinking to
try and presurrise the cylinder and main oil feed and see what goes.
I would also try to remove the injector and fill cylinder with diesel
(brake fluid anyone)? Then rock back and forth like a baby.....
3. Really would like to avoid taking the head off before I can get this
thing running, but failing that, is there any DIY head gasket knowhow
4. On the side of the cylinder, fairly high up, there'r a threaded wing
nut, with a machined seat. Anyone know what this thing is for? (a match
5. Would these things ever run on pre-heated veggie oil?
6. Is it necessay to have the thing bolted down only for a test run?
7. Finally, and esp. from the ladies on this n.g., any recommendations
of really good excuses/lies/justifications for the boss as to why I
brought home another machine (more or less have used up all of mine;-)
- posted 17 years ago