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.
We provide premier service and support for your on-site and remote power generation equipment. Lister is a specialty that we have developed and we stock a huge parts inventory in North America. We provide service and overhaul aftermarket parts and solutions for your obsolete equipment as well. On-site maintenance and repair, service and overhaul parts - including manufacturing, technical services, planning and analysis services, all are within our purview. Need a Lister engine? You need look no further! Need service? Call on our expertise!
Today I’d like to give another example, and this is CS Standard (Listeroid) Valve Guides. Steve Hutson in Australia recently wrote me an email about the Lister 6/1 engines in his country (real ones), They generally have one press in, and one screw in Valve Guide. Some where between 1958 and present, the Indians thought better, and made both sides ‘press fits’. This lowered the cost, and since it’s a world standard for valve guides today, it’s highly probable that no benefit was lost other than backwards compatibility with the older original engines and earlier copies they made.