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    Default MEP 802A Fix-up Thread

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    New member here. Finally got myself an MEP 802A for use at my off grid place & as backup at home.

    Going to document what I do to it here. I have $200 in parts on order for repairs. Going to do some step-by-step videos & upload to YouTube that I will share here for the community.

    I've been reading the site for a while & figured I'd join. Good information.

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    Welcome, you've found THE best place for info & help with gennys. Post some pics for us, may give you a few suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69birdman View Post
    Welcome, you've found THE best place for info & help with gennys. Post some pics for us, may give you a few suggestions.
    I plan to take some. It's a unit reset in 2006. Purchased from a retired couple that got it in preparation for hurricanes but got way more than expected.

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    Welcome to SS! Good choice going 802... an underrated gem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light in the Dark View Post
    Welcome to SS! Good choice going 802... an underrated gem.
    Agreed, I run 802 as my primary backup source even though I have a handful of 803s. my 3ton ac and heatpump water heater have no problem with it. Last weekend did a nice run on it, 5 hours @5kw then 1hr@6kw no issues.

    There are a few threads that list all the manuals, fluids/filters, etc that would be helpful.
    It's not that I have too many generators, it's that I don't have enough room.

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    What kind of parts and repairs did it need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoh View Post
    Agreed, I run 802 as my primary backup source even though I have a handful of 803s. my 3ton ac and heatpump water heater have no problem with it. Last weekend did a nice run on it, 5 hours @5kw then 1hr@6kw no issues.

    There are a few threads that list all the manuals, fluids/filters, etc that would be helpful.
    I have been spying those threads for a while. Joined to share my step-by-step videos. First ones should be up by tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmxenbrett View Post
    What kind of parts and repairs did it need?
    Fuel level sending unit, top fuel tank well nut, & the double float switch for the auxiliary fuel pump & low level shut off.

    I thought I was also going to need to do a thermostat, but that wasn't the case..... the coolant was a bit low & I think a large air bubble was in there. Topped it off, shook my trailer & it burped.... added more. No more high temp shutdown.
    Last edited by CallMeColt; 06-09-2018 at 08:48. Reason: Add information.

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