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    Anyone have info on the M32K-4A?

    Well to start with - the construction of this trailer is aluminum, and it's listed as having a load capacity of 8000 pounds. Since it's "military" - it's already overbuilt (which many of the civilian aluminum trailers are not) - plus it's construction appears to be riveted together , vs. the...
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    831a oil pressure switch problem solved

    Mine looked brand new also. Both of the MEP-831's I have went thru the reset - and had ~ 2 hours on the hour meter. The switch itself looked brand new (the label was nice and clean) - but it was seeping oil at a pretty good clip. In my case I think what was wrong was the switch itself was...
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    831a oil pressure switch problem solved

    The first clue I had was that the switch itself was seeping oil pretty good when the engine was running. I took it out - cleaned up the threads - very carefully put some pipe tape on the (didn't want any getting into the engine) - and then reinstalled it. The switch still leaked. When I put...
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    831a oil pressure switch problem solved

    That's part of what made me suspicious. I have one of Kloppk's governor control modules - I tried swapping that in - and it still didn't fix the issue. Then I checked the output lugs - and I could not get the thing to output any power. At that point I started figuring there has to be...
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    831a oil pressure switch problem solved

    Just wanted to give you and all the other people who responded to this thread a thumbs up. I've got two MEP-831a's - and I have been going thru one of them trying to make sure everything is working correctly. What I found was the thing would start up fine, seemed to run a bit slow - and then...
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    Anyone have info on the M32K-4A?

    I'm seeing some of the A/M32K-4A trailers coming up for auction on GovPlanet. I've been wanting a flatbed trailer for a while - so these look might enticing - the aluminum construction is great. Thing is - I'd be using this in a situation where I would definitely need to back it up. I'm...
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    Opinions on MEP-831A

    Thanks - good info. I have noticed that the prices these typically go for on GovPlanet are definitely higher than what stuff goes for on govliquidation.com I'll just have to keep watching to see if they come up again.
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    Opinions on MEP-831A

    Anybody have any experience with how often the MEP-831's come up for auction? I bought two on an auction a number of weeks ago - sold one, the guy came back and said he wanted another one - so I sold the one I was going to hold onto ( couldn't pass up the $$ - I'm out of work right now) Now...
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    MEP-831A 120 Volt output Loading?

    I ran across this thread while I was boning up on my knowledge of the MEP-831a after getting two of them. I've got one of them fully up and running - and was still curious as to how much the unit would really put out. So I ran an experiment this afternoon. First I had to stop by HD and pick...
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    Forgot to mention in my previous post. The 2nd 831 has a tag on it saying it is loaded with break in oil - but they must have never changed it. The oil in the thing was nasty and thick as molasses. It just looked sort of strange - like dirty with maybe even some water in it or something. It...
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    Thanks for the input on the aux fuel pump. I'm going to have to pull that off and test it out. Replacements aren't that expensive if I have to replace it. Kloppk generously offered to check out the Concorde batteries I had for me. End result: one battery was a goner, the other one he was...
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    I think I know what is going on. The aux fuel hose I bought is about 15 feet long. I didn't realize how long it was until I uncoiled the darn thing. Then there's a pickup tube that's probably 18 inches long. So all told this thing could be 17 feet long. I had it inserted into a 5 gallon...
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    Kloppk generously offered to check out the Concorde batteries from the two units I picked up. He found that one was definitely dead - and the other one was able to be recovered up to about 92%. Picked them up this morning from him - Thanks for the help! Got home - ate lunch - and put the good...
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    Thanks for the reminder on that. When I was researching the MEP-831's - I ran across the info about Kloppk's new governor module and had forgotten about it until your post. I'm going to be seeing Kloppk some time in the next few days as he's generously offered to evaluate my batteries. I...
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    Yep - that's what it looks like. One unit has a valve cover like that pic - the other one has a valve cover that has a yellow cap that says "Oil" on it. So I'm guessing it's probably a later engine or something. That's like the Honda EU2000 I have - trying to fill the oil thru that little...
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    Thanks for the responses. The explanations make sense based on the way I saw the thing behaving. It seemed to run ok during the brief periods when the rpms were up enough that I got power out of the 120V outlet. I'll try disconnecting the battery and see if it runs correctly. I'll have to...
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    Opinions on MEP-831A

    Thanks - I'll try that. I started a new thread on the problems I'm seeing.
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    Got my 2 MEP-831a's today - got one started - smoked a lot, now won't start

    UPS Freight finally delivered the two MEP-831a's I got from GovLiquidation a couple of weeks ago. They're both resets by the North Virginia National Guard with 2 hours on the clock (and new clocks) First thing I did was open both up and check everything out. Both had batteries installed -...
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    Opinions on MEP-831A

    UPS Freight delivered the MEP-831a's today. They both look pretty good - all the parts are there. So I picked one to try and start - but the battery was dead (checked it - it was down at 13 volts) - and the battery cables were disconnected. The ground cable was pulling out of the quick...
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    Opinions on MEP-831A

    I rolled the dice too and picked up a couple on the last GL auction. Just got the freight shipping stuff finalized today and hope to get them next week. They're both 2 hour units so I'm crossing my fingers that they're in good shape and I can get them up and running without two much work...
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