source for upper radiator hose for MEP-803a

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What are folks here using as replacements for the upper radiator hose on their MEP-803a generators? Flex hose?

I've been considering having a production run of silicone hoses made and would like to establish whether there is sufficient interest in the piece to go ahead with a 100-500 piece production run.

I will not go forth with this unless I get a minimum interest of 50 pieces. I'll be fronting my own money if the run comes to fruition.

If you would be interested in keeping a spare upper hose in your parts stock or you need one now, please respond.
 

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What is the NSN of this item?
 

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How much are they wanting on 100 piece runs? I only have 18 left in stock.
I don't know yet, I've not made the call to find out. I'd also have to send a sample for them to copy.

Where in the world did you run into a supply of "only 18 left in stock"?
 

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I don't think they're that uncommon, that you couldn't take one to a Napa store or Carquest & match them up, may have to "cut it to fit" ???
I've thought about that route but just haven't had the time to go do it recently.

With the number of generators out there, one would think they would be common......that's just not so.
 

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ISO group shows it is readily available. https://www.iso-group.com/Public/PartDetail/8820189/91805422/91805422.aspx

So does several other government suppliers.

One place shows them for less than $10. http://www.tzsupplies.com/4720-01-385-1139-radiator-hose-88-20189-generator-i3447340/

You might just try a request for quote from one of the available suppliers.

Also, Parttarget lists the hose specifications. http://www.parttarget.com/4720-01-385-1139_4720013851139_88-20189.html
I've seen these links you posted. I've not requested a quote from any supplier because they want a company name and address to even talk to you.

I've tried contacting the TZsupplies and not had a response from them. Makes me wonder if they are even a real entity.

The whole availability of this hose is ridiculously elusive.
 

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You simply need a name, email and phone number to request from the first link.

They also list a phone number you can call.

And for parttarget, you only need an email address.
 
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You simply need a name, email and phone number to request from the first link.

They also list a phone number you can call.

And for parttarget, you only need an email address.
Ok, will give them both a try and see where it leads. Thanks.
 

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I just requested a quote for you from parttarget.

No business name used.

Will update when I get a reply.

Took 30 seconds.
 

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I just requested a quote for you from parttarget.

No business name used.

Will update when I get a reply.

Took 30 seconds.
Thanks for that, I just requested one also from both.

Well, here's the response from PartTarget:

Just a short note to let you know that we have received your Request for Quote and to introduce myself to you. I will be responsible for following up on your requirement and will do so shortly with information as to its status.


However, in order to be of assistance to your company, I will need you to provide me with your corporate email and the name of your company. PartTarget, Inc. is structured as a Business to Business enterprise and in order to effectively service our customers, we do not engage in retail transactions.


If you would prefer to discuss the identity of your company over the phone, you can reach me at 818-721-9520. Otherwise, I look forward to receiving the necessary information and assisting you with your request.

Warm Regards,

Lena Wagner | Account Manager

Direct Phone: 818-721-9520

Fax: 818-975-5007

Email: lena.wagner@parttarget.com
Skype: PARTTARGET-LW

CAGE: 78TM1
 
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I got the same reply.

I guess you need to get creative and have a friend with a business(use their info).
 

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I got the same reply.

I guess you need to get creative and have a friend with a business(use their info).
I do have a friend in the hardware business. I'll ask him next time I go by the store.

All those suppliers that crop up on the searches are all business to business suppliers and don't sell retail to individuals. This is what bugs me about this upper hose. I've yet to find one for sale retail from anyone, anywhere......and don't even mention gmg
 
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