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by Maschine
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Sterling Engine not running
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Sterling Engine not running

Yes, cleaned everything.
I tried to change the phase between the hot and cold cylinder to positions more than 90 degree and to less than 90 degree. Did not help either.
by Maschine
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Sterling Engine not running
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Re: Sterling Engine not running

I took everything apart, cleaned it, put it back together, still does not run. Then put some light spray oil on - same thing. Bearing runs fine, no friction. Generator is disconnected. Does the cylinder need some over-pressure or under-pressure when putting it together? Or a different gas than air? ...
by Maschine
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Sterling Engine not running
Replies: 6
Views: 1841

Sterling Engine not running

So I take out my old Sterling Engine (with generator & light) and fire it up. Runs perfect. But I hear some light grinding noise. So I oil the cylinders and bearings with oil (properly the wrong kind). Now it does not run anymore. I tried to wipe off the oil (could not reach all of the piston/cylind...