Another thing that you should expect, Indians might make the very worst gas tanks in the world. The sheet metal is thinner than we would like, and the gas caps come in three flavors. there's fair, poor, and bad, the fair one fits worse than anything you'd find on a quart paint thinner can. The brackets holding the tank on never fit quite right, and sometimes the valve at the bottom of the tank leaks and there's little you can do to stop it. One vendor of these engines uses a plastic valve on the gas tank... they probably got the idea from Briggs and Stratton and think we like it that way?
Do your own research, they are made in India, so need a bit of TLC when
first purchased, but they can be made to run very reliably for many years. The
old Lister was known to last as long as 50 years with very little maintenance.
JKSon Listeroid engines are one of the twenty different brands of Listeroids
made in India and they have established themselves as one of the better brands
in terms of quality components.
These simple power and stationary engine solutions go against modern trends and are fixable by DIYers - the JKSon engines have been in operation in many countries and are considered to be one of the top Indian engine manufacturers of these type of diesel engines.
Ozlisteroids Australia arguably have one of the largest stocks of JKSon Listeroid spare parts outside of India - some components may be used, sometimes with modification as a suitable replacement part for the restoration of genuine CS series Lister engines.
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