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    Default MEP 803a fuel filter housing (spin on)

    Hello gents

    I have a mep803a that is missing the larger spin-on fuel filter/water separator.

    I am looking for recommendations on what to replace the spin on filter housing with, my generators one is missing.

    I would also be interested in buying the housing and the fittings if someone has them available used.


    If you have replaced already, could you post a photo of your setup?
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    I would start with Daybreak's filter list: the following is from my notes, so may not be up to date:
    Fuel Filter, Spin-On Fuel/Water Separator Filter (FILTER,FLUID NSN# 2910-01-376-5666 )
    True Military filter with drain connector 85285-F

    Alternate replacements, with bottom drain, but, factory drain with hose does NOT connect WIX 33472, NAPA 3472, FLEETGUARD FS1251, BALDWIN BF1226, DONALDSON P550248, FRAM P8043, PUROLATOR F64424


    Pick an alternate filter and then follow the filters to the required mounting unit. That way you get the narrow one that fits in the tight generator space.

    An alternative is to grab something off ebay and run with it.

    Option 1 not as easy as I thought: Here are Baldwin's filter bases......https://www.baldwinfiltersrus.com/ca...ilter+base&p=1

    Prob cheaper to grab something off ebay if an SS member doesn't have one to sell.
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    Look in the parts for sale forum. Someone is parting a set out. Cant get my moth eaten brain cells to remember who.

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    Yeah I just use one of the alternate numbers in the list above, and disregard the drain hose. Just use an empty coffee can, and drain with the bottom nut.

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    Howdy,

    Hopefully someone is selling pieces from a parts machine. from a 802 or 803 works.

    You want the water/fuel spin-on filter base? Its a good chunk of aluminium.
    ~~Later Mike

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    Since the whole thing is missing i would go with a Racor filter separator setup. You could even do away with the other fuel filter and beable to see the water collecting in the bowl.

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    I would use a Racor setup as well. I may have a stock base on a parts unit. I'd have to check to say for sure though

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    If you hit up the big auction site, they are currently up under the search term 'Fuel Water Separator Filter With Drain Valve Mep-802a'. Looks like $15 plus freight. No affiliation. I like the after market units, but whatever floats your boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light in the Dark View Post
    If you hit up the big auction site, they are currently up under the search term 'Fuel Water Separator Filter With Drain Valve Mep-802a'. Looks like $15 plus freight. No affiliation. I like the after market units, but whatever floats your boat.
    Howdy,
    He does not need a filter.

    He needs the aluminum base the filter screws up onto. In his picture, the entire assembly is gone.
    ~~Later Mike

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    That will teach me to only look at the first photo...

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