MEP-002A fuel filter?

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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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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-8). 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.)
 

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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!
 

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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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