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    So with a 002a I have a spare gen set for parts and someone put a single spin on fuel filter and water separator. Is this a good deal? Or stick with the old tried and true? Also are these guys multifuel as well. The plate discusses using different grades of deisel and JP4. Fuel?

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    I also wonder if there is a list somewhere on here with NAPA equivalent filter numbers. Fuel etc.

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    Your Operator's Manual TM will tell you what kind of fuel you can run. My 802A shows:

    5. Fuel System:
    Type of Fuel DF-1, DF-2, DF-A, JP4, JP5, JP8

    There is also a data plate above the fuel tank that lists acceptable fuels. I run mine on diesel....and do not own an 002A

    TMs: https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...n-the-MEP-002A
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    If the spin on fuel filter is a quality filter setup it should work well if maintained and will provide the convenience of a spin-on filter change. With that said...there is nothing wrong with using the OEM filter setup, which is what I am using/maintaining & works well.

    The military spec'd the design of MEP generators to be able to use fuels that were readily available and stocked in their operations area & compatible for various climates as required. As civilians we have reliable access to the best fuel which is Diesel #2 Summer + Winterized Diesel if needed in your operation climate. Here is a link explaining the different grades of Diesel. Personally I stay away from BioDiesel X% as much as I can. Here in OR B5 is the lowest % of BD we can use on road. Biodiesel is hydroscopic & reacts with various metals and does not store long term very well.

    Here is a snip from another forum discussing Jet Fuels:

    JP-4 is typically composed of about 50-60% gasoline and 40-50% kerosene, is highly volatile, and contains hydrocarbons in the C4-C16 range. JP-4 was the primary fuel of the USAF for decades; however, it has been phased out in favor of JP-8 (see below). By specification, it contains a full additive package including a corrosion inhibitor, anti-icing, and anti-static compounds. An optional additive is a metal deactivator. Compare to Jet B.

    JP-5 is a low-volatility (C10-C19 range) jet fuel with a relatively high flash point (for shipboard safety reasons) and is designed for use in aircraft aboard Navy aircraft carriers. Anti-icing, anti-oxidant and anti-corrosion additives are required in the formulation of JP-5. An optional additive is a metal deactivator.

    JP-6 used only in tests during the XP-70 program

    JP-7 Not a distillate fuel, but blended from stocks...used for the SR-71

    JP-8 was developed to be less volatile and explosive than JP-4. (Commercial Jet A-1 fuel is equivalent to JP-. In 1996, the USAF completed conversion from JP-4 to JP-8 fuel. It also contains a full additive package including a corrosion inhibitor, anti-icing, and anti-static compounds. Optional additives are an anti-oxidant and a metal deactivator.

    JP-8+100 is an improved JP-8 fuel with additional "fuel injector cleaner"-type additives. This new fuel has been demonstrated to significantly reduce engine and fuel system operation and maintenance costs for a variety of aircraft. The new additive also increases the thermal stability of the fuel. (When thermal stability is compromised, fuel breaks down into gums, varnishes, carbon deposits, and coke.)
    GEN #1 House Gen PU-751/M: 1986 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #2 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #3 Shop/Barn Gen NF-2 Enclosure: 19XX MEP-002a w/Aux Tank
    GEN #4 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 (a work in process)

    * Disclaimer - My comments on this forum are based on my opinion and my experiences only. It is your responsibility to verify any information before using or to hire a professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slate View Post
    I also wonder if there is a list somewhere on here with NAPA equivalent filter numbers. Fuel etc.
    I compiled these cross references from various SS threads a while ago but have not verified every cross reference:

    MEP-002a and MEP-003a

    Oil Filter Fram CH6PL (Its OEM & includes proper gasket), Wix 51004 + Napa FIL 5108 Gasket required, NAPA FIL 1004 + Napa FIL 5108 Gasket required
    Fuel Filter - Wix 33123+ FIL 5133 gasket required
    Air Filter - FleetGuard AF437KM, Donaldson P10-1222, Wix 42222, NAPA FIL 2222,
    Glo Plug - IND USA DRX00042K, Onan 333B104, Champion 182 (CH42)

    Engine Oil - l 15W-40 HD Diesel Oil such as Delo 400, Rotella T Triple Protection, etc

    Hope that helps!
    GEN #1 House Gen PU-751/M: 1986 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #2 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 w/Aux Tank & OEM cover
    GEN #3 Shop/Barn Gen NF-2 Enclosure: 19XX MEP-002a w/Aux Tank
    GEN #4 Spare Gen PU-751/M: 1991 MEP-002a/M116A2 (a work in process)

    * Disclaimer - My comments on this forum are based on my opinion and my experiences only. It is your responsibility to verify any information before using or to hire a professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainbreaker View Post
    I compiled these cross references from various SS threads a while ago but have not verified every cross reference:

    MEP-002a and MEP-003a

    Oil Filter Fram CH6PL (Its OEM & includes proper gasket), Wix 51004 + Napa FIL 5108 Gasket required, NAPA FIL 1004 + Napa FIL 5108 Gasket required
    Fuel Filter - Wix 33123+ FIL 5133 gasket required
    Air Filter - FleetGuard AF437KM, Donaldson P10-1222, Wix 42222, NAPA FIL 2222,
    Glo Plug - IND USA DRX00042K, Onan 333B104, Champion 182 (CH42)

    Engine Oil - l 15W-40 HD Diesel Oil such as Delo 400, Rotella T Triple Protection, etc

    Hope that helps!
    That is awesome thank you Sir.

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    Any one know the NAPA filter to use with the spin on oil filter kit from Green Mont. Found a kit cheaper on that bay place. But they show a wix filter but don't show the #.

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    If you dont mind telling a fib, send GM a mail. Tell them you bought a set, that someone had put the GM spin on oil filter kit on, and you need to know what filter to replace the MISSING filter with.

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    Green Mountain part number for filter is 51515: https://greenmountaingenerators.com/...sion-use-only/ This MIGHT be the Wix part number. Wix 51515 is listed here: http://wixfilters.com/Lookup/Competi...x?PartNo=51515

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