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    An excellent install presentation by Triton here: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...t-repair/page6

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman69 View Post
    802a. I couldn't bring myself to fix junk with junk, not on my machine. Maybe a grass cutter.Nitrile or not those things are doomed. This even comes with a viton o-ring. Here is the permanent fix. $10.99 + S/H
    You do need to remove the fuel filler so you can get your arm in the tank. I was going to fish it in with a small piece of cable but I decided I wanted the tank spic and span. Fishing it through would be tough but on a bet I could pull it off.
    Here is what you need.
    http://www.plastic-mart.com/product/...rlington-10897
    And a 3/4 inch washer , perfect fit no modifications required.
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    It is a tight fit on the inside radius of the tank but it proved to be no problem. Enjoy
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    Call them... that shipping figure is outrageous.

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    They are only a few ounces each, and you can fit 1 or 25 in the same size box they will ship in.

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    Here is the same part, a few bucks less: https://www.tank-depot.com/productde...x?part=A-10897

    Think thats where I got mine. Call in and ask for better shipping rate here too. They dont even stock these things, they ship from Ace Roto-mold!

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    Great thread and write up. +1 MEP 802a with this leak.
    Ordered a pair of bulkhead fittings today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman69 View Post

    And a 3/4 inch washer , perfect fit no modifications required.

    It is a tight fit on the inside radius of the tank but it proved to be no problem. Enjoy
    I just wanted to reach out here and let you all know that I found a good washer to go on the outside... It is actually a bronze thrust bearing that my Ace Hardware has in stock in the misc metal parts aisle past the screws and such. The part number on the box was 58096-K, but the fellow couldn't ring it up at the counter, so he just rang it up as misc parts and charged me 15 cents each.

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    Replaced my return well nut last week while on vaca. Thought i’d pop in just to mention it. I had done this fix for my feed on the low side over a year ago. Thought i torqued the new well nut well enough on the return on the top side well enough where i wouldn’t need to spend the roughly $20 on that.

    Nope, i started to see a leak a couple months ago. I keep the tank topped off to the top of the fill neck. The return well nut let go and leaked the pint or so of diesel past it that the fill neck holds. Dang i was so pissed. So i bought a new fitting a month ago, some new stainless hardware and capture nuts which i have been meaning to fix and on vacation fixed everything.

    I honestly have no clue how the military let go this poor engineering mistake. The bulkhead fitting is the perfect solution.

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    Replaced both drain and return wellnuts on 802A today. The return was easy to access and fish though with a wire. The drain was not feasible to tighten due to interference with the sheet metal. I had to completely remove the radiator and supporting structure to R&R the tank. This was a huge PITA.


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    I did my pick up with the tank mounted in the genset. I hogged out the aluminum at the nipple with a dremel. Didnt need to take it apart at all.
    Wish i knew you were thinking of doing it the hard way, we could have given you tips for an easier job.

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