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Old 08-22-2011, 01:55:30 AM
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Lister FR3 HELP, I am in need of advice i have diesel in the coolant and vice versa i am guessing the fuel filter has a split in it can i divert the fuel through an external filter and seal the fuel unions or is rhe engine us many thanks
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Default Re: lister fuel and water problems

Very common on the FR, the casting between the fuel filter and the water jacket fractures when frosted and you have problems.

Nothing stopping you fitting a Lister CS or other external filter, you need to make sure that the old filter housing connections are fully blanked off so water cannot leak out.

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Default Re: lister fuel and water problems

thank you for your reply peter. engine also overheats will this also stop if i block all unions
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Alan,by overheat what temperature roughly are you talking about?Most problems I have encountered on diesels is through running too cold.Near to boiling shouldn't be a problem,what about showing us a photo of the tank/hopper on her and also what are you driving with her when she gets hot,keep cranking,Norm
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Default Re: lister fuel and water problems

she is a keel cooled engine with a large gravity fed fuel tank she did not boil or sieze just got hot and pushed water into fuel tank she is in a 1935 wooden narrow boat
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Hi lilfatchef,
by keel cooled I take it you are refering to a closed system with the coolant being passed thru cooling pipes outside the hull.
Some things to consider would be :-
Marine growth covering these pipes can inhibit heat transfer. The pipes have been squashed thereby inhibiting water flow.
Failed thermostat, if fitted.
Or water pump problems, ie impeller/housing eroded, Collapsed rubber inner plys in the connecting hoses etc.
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Hi Alan,
provided the engine does not have issues with head gasket leaking etc. some further cooling system tests to determine the type of cooling system problems are:-
check the temperature difference of the coolant going to the cooler versus the coolant return temperature.
If the temp. diff. is small then you have good flow but little cooling by the cooler.
If temp. diff. is high (over 15#F) then you have low flow rate of coolant thru the cooler.
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Thanks peter worked a treat
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