Lister Diesel Engines Identification, Technical Information & Dating


Lister Petter Engine Information Database

Details on over 250 marine and industrial diesel engines produced by R A Lister & Lister-Petter


Lister Petter Engine Illustrative Identification

Picture aids to help identify specific Lister and Lister-Petter engine models Identification


Lister Petter Engine ID Serial Numbers and Dating

The links below demonstrate the engine serial number patterns used by Lister and Lister-Petter from 1930 to 2000. It is important to remember however that in some cases, engine serial numbers were stamped incorrectly or failed to follow the specified pattern.

Build numbers 1930 to 1952

Engine Numbering Jan. 1st 1952 to 1981

Engine Numbering Jan 1st 1982 to 2000

Engine Build Dates (Lister and Petter)


Technical Information for Older & Obsolete Diesel Engines Diesel Engine Technical Information


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