Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
There is one question that tends to be asked more often than any other, so
we may as well deal with it at the outset. Typically it goes like this :
"I'm not an engine enthusiast and my Lister is simply doing a job of work. Is
it worth repairing ?"
Each case is different, but as a rule of thumb the bigger the engine and device it powers,
the more likely it is to be worth repairing. If you have a small concrete mixer with a tired drum,
grinding gears and a wonky frame then clearly there's not much sense in doing engine repairs of
any consequence. On the other hand, if your Lister is running a generator or powering your boat, for example,
the picture is very different. Lister units tended to be installed with quality devices and the overall cost
of purchasing and adapting a replacement engine to suit the installation is likely to be significantly
greater than repairing the original Lister engine. By most current standards, Lister units are substantially
over engineered and a well executed repair should give many further years of service. An added bonus with Lister
Diesel units is that they are amongst the most tolerant of a variety of alternative fuels, so whether you are thinking Bio,
cooking oil or whatever, you have one of the best of all makes for the purpose. If you are undecided, Contact Us
We don't bite and we do live in the real world, and will always try and come up with sensible advice. Amazingly, at times, that may
include not buying anything from us !
- Is there a guarantee with the parts you sell ?
- Can I return items ?
- Can I trade Lister items I have for the items I want to buy ?
- Can you supply service or part number information ?
- My Lister has a problem and I'm stumped, can you give me a clue ?
- Do you sell complete engines ?
- Do you ship overseas (from the UK) ?
- How do I pay ?
- Do you buy Lister stuff ?
- I've got an old / dead Lister engine. Any interest ?
- Do you supply bits for marine Listers, apart from just the engine itself ?
- Are all your parts genuine Lister ?
- Do you carry parts for shearing sets ?
- Do you carry parts for other old engines ?
Yes. See Privacy and Service page for details
Yes. There are exceptions however for assemblies which have been supplied to meet your precise requirements (for example, an engine built to your individual specification)
Each case on its merits --- make your pitch !!!
We should be able to help in most cases, but to help us help you, please include the engine number or type in your enquiry.
Just ask; we will if we can.
Yes. Some versions ready to go; comprehensive rebuild service available for most models. Please ask.
Yes. Please remember carriage costs may be substantial; most Lister bits are pretty heavy !
Goods are only shipped on receipt of cleared funds for the correct total amount in GBP.
Card, Cheque, Bank Transfer, Cash, Paypal
Yes. Tell us what you have and what you want for it and we'll let you know.
Always interested -- tell us about it !
Yes -- try us. Gearboxes, alternators, pulleys, drive plates and more.
This is now a difficult area. For several years prior to the main factory closure, Lister were sourcing items from a variety of overseas suppliers. A number of the items we sell
now are from these same suppliers, but not necessarily in Lister packaging. A lot of 'genuine' Lister items available currently are from various diverse sources; only the bag is the difference.
We do, of course, have substantial stocks of original UK produced absolutely genuine Lister items, but as these sell out it may well be a case of the current alternative or no part at all.
No. That's one bit of Lister that lives on -- you will find them on the net.
No. Like it says -- just Lister. We occasionally have a few Petter items.