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  1. J

    Need advice on Genset wireing

    Thanks everyone for the responses- Yes its 4 wire 6/3 with ground 1. Yes, it will pretty much live in the shed for good. 2. I had no idea what he had planned- going with advice here such as LEOK's split bolts sbc4 3. its grounded on the center pin to the main ground in the house, I will drive a...
  2. J

    Need advice on Genset wireing

    so my retired electrician friend passed away before he could wire in my MEP, Here is a video of the situation- he wired the house perfect- but then we decided to put the unit in a shelter- I brought #6 NMB to the shelter but he passed a few months ago, so- how do I splice #6 and how would you...
  3. J

    Cut MEP-803a fuel return lines

    yeah google voice text- plus a few cold ones. my bad
  4. J

    MEP 803a Fuel Water/Separator

    Maybe im just fat, but i cannot even come close to reaching some of those bolt/nut locations due to air baffles and such- anyone jb weld the nuts on the panel prior to assembly?
  5. J

    Cut MEP-803a fuel return lines

    well I get to replace mine as well- found a leak the very second I was backing the unit into its new shed. Question, looks like a simple barbed nipple- but there is a ton of material stuck to it, is it just old fuel line or is there a O-ring on that nipple?
  6. J

    MEP 803a Fuel Water/Separator

    Hmmm, some of those are pretty impossible to reach unless there is some soft of trick- Maybe stuffing my 3yr old inside the unit?
  7. J

    MEP 803a Fuel Water/Separator

    Got it off- 3 quick questions, the new filter came with a hose washer size rubber washer I did not see one used on the old filter? Can the drain petcock be transferred to the new filter? I took the side panel off as Lightinthedark recommended and that did work quite well, many thanks for that...
  8. J

    MEP 803a Fuel Water/Separator

    My turn, figured i better get the OEM one off while I have time at home.. so, same story as above except my filter is twisting in half like a soda can- what tool did you guys use? Im thinking a huge pair of channel locks? my rubber strap wrench would stand zero chance
  9. J

    Wet stacking question

    Thanks for the response, to address some of the above- the new (used) Honda isn't wet stacked- I just want to avoid it. As for mice we have a custom made mouse proof Kevlar cover (seen to the right 1:15) that covers that top vent and use that ratchet strap to secure it to the wood with zero...
  10. J

    Wet stacking question

    A few years back I won the auction on a sweet 803A only to find it was wet stacked, I saved it with a 2 hour run at 100% with it throwing fireballs, so that was quite the introduction to a problem I had no idea existed. This past year I picked up a Honda EB12D 3600RPM unit with only 16 hours on...
  11. J

    MEP 803 shelter build.

    didn't stink at all, it was removed from that problem area about a year ago and all the paneling didn't allow a view to the top- o'well, runs perfect....just a huge clean up and a few cans of hammerrite
  12. J

    Lets talk and over think Coolant

    yes cavitation - I figured our mep's were immune being a battle field built, pretty much iron everything! With all these OAT and HOAT coolants it gets confusing. The one thing the shop owner did say is to never mix the coolants, that's when dex-cool turns to a solid. Standard green with napa...
  13. J

    Lets talk and over think Coolant

    I know the sticky daybreak posted says to use standard green coolant- are these iron engines in MEP's immune to the problem modern pickups owners are facing when using standard green? My friends power stroke had a hole eaten threw the block behind the water pump- the diesel shop said it was due...
  14. J

    MEP 803 shelter build.

    I think I will have a 10x15 building built with foundation, run underground conduit with a #6 and also screen off the genset as well. That way I can also store some lawn & garden items inside with it. Im the guy who picked up that used Honda EB12D for my father, I pulled it apart to do a Timing...
  15. J

    MEP 803 shelter build.

    I need to build something like this, how easy is it to screen the ventilation holes to stop mice from chewing the wiring up? I cant decide if I want to build a fully enclosed shelter or just a leaning roof off the side of my house. With the fireballs this thing shoots out when under heavy load...
  16. J

    Its not a MEP but I bought it

    I paid 3k, the owner wanted 6k but I was able to snag it for half. He said he originally paid $11,500 for the thing! I figured 3k was about what a nice 803A runs after a bid war. It spins 3600 and has no idle function and im not a huge fan of that, 5w40 oil for sure! I ordered the belt, water...
  17. J

    Its not a MEP but I bought it

    Was lookin for a MEP for my father since mine works so well, but ran across a ultra rare 1999 Honda EB12D with only 16 hours on it, so I picked it up- one question for the gear heads in here- Should I replace the timing belt even at its low hours? The manual says not until 8K hours...... but...
  18. J

    MEP803A oil capacity

    I remember reading that the 803 holds a gallon of oil, correct? Just drained mine after a good 12 hour run after a fall windstorm before the leaves fell off the trees. This is the first oil change since auction pickup as the filter and oil were just changed prior to auction and I'm up to 6.5...
  19. J

    Won a MEP-803A with trailer at auction - but how long will it take to get home?

    I too only had my 2 day weekend to drive the 2,500 miles round trip from northern Oregon down to Barstow! I drove 85-90 empty down I5 and made awesome time, except the small fuel tank kept stopping me. On the way home I kept it at 60 the entire way home until I got close enough for a friends...
  20. J

    Won a MEP-803A with trailer at auction - but how long will it take to get home?

    I agree fully, take your time and have some fun with the 803 pickup--- but even my 80yr old father told me to F'n hammer down before I get ran over when pulling our travel trailer threw Idaho, locals at fuel stops said the min speed is 70 :) I joked about old dodge 12v's with 4:10 rear ends...
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