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    Conversion kit to run MEP-018A on LP

    A few questions: This generator must run at 3600 rpm, with the cowl on which is required for airflow, to provide enough engine cooling. When you speak of adjustments after converting to NG, I assume that I would just need to adjust the mixture and the instructions for that is to adjust until a...
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    Conversion kit to run MEP-018A on LP

    Thanks for that thorough reply. This generator will only be used for when the power goes out and this does occur occasionally here in Indiana. There is a conversion kit available for $275 and considering it. The reason that it would be nice, if it worked, is that my house uses NG and the...
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    Conversion kit to run MEP-018A on LP

    Has anyone converted the MEP-018A to run on LP or Natural gas?
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    Carb adjusting screws on MEP-018A

    I discovered an article in a DOA magazine called Preventative Maintenance Monthly that was exactly what I needed to know. Apparently others in the military were having the same problem. Attached is a combined screen shot of the procedure for small engine generators which should be helpful to...
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    Carb adjusting screws on MEP-018A

    Appreciate the reply. Not sure if it was intended that way, I hope not, but seemed a bit condescending for I know what the round thingie as you said, is for that is how I know it uses a tachometer. The tach would make it much easier to tune and is useful to judge performance and/or problems. I...
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    Carb adjusting screws on MEP-018A

    Just my preference and a useful tool for engine performance. They designed it with a tach in mind.
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    Carb adjusting screws on MEP-018A

    Thanks for that information. Very helpful. I have it running, but really need to get a tachometer for it, any ideas of a tach that would work with this unit?
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    Carb adjusting screws on MEP-018A

    I take it that you do not know what the base adjustments are yourself?
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    Carb adjusting screws on MEP-018A

    I meant mixture or idle, not throttle.
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    Carb adjusting screws on MEP-018A

    It has been a while since I first posted a message here. I had purchased a MEP-018A that was still in the crate, army rebuild, and had some questions at the time about it. I recently had returned to devote some time to get it going and good news it is now running, but only after guessing what...
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    Advise needed for MEP-018A

    Thanks anyway. Those are all oil filters and as I mentioned, I am looking for the fuel and air filters. I could not match any of the part numbers listed in the previous post to the generator. I will keep looking, but I would think that someone has already found a replacement.
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    Advise needed for MEP-018A

    Could you elaborate on this list? How does this list relate to the MEP-018A?
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    Advise needed for MEP-018A

    Sorry for the late response. I have read and printed relevant parts of the manuals and really glad that these are still around and available. There are no instructions concerning breaking in the engine. The engine is very similar to an aircraft engine, 4 cylinder opposed air cooled. I am a pilot...
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    Repairing Jerry can Holes/Leaks Help

    I ran across this thread while looking for the best way to cover a pin hole on the bottom of my jerrycan. The rest of the bottom of the can looks great with no rust. Is brazing best for this?
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    Advise needed for MEP-018A

    I have been reviewing several threads, have not found anything on the type of break in oil to use. I hand pulled the engine a few times just to get oil to components and that is about it. I discovered that it has a Zenith carb. I may just drain that oil out, it was extra quarts of oil from a...
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