This product is an aftermarket upgrade for all 3 fuel treatment housings for your MEP002A or MEP003A. This is the base that will accept a water separator spin-on element or a fuel filter spin-on element. If you are missing any of the 3 housings you should replace the old base with this product. After doing this, you can then use spin-on fuel filters or a spin-on water separator. Here is some background on the original fuel strainer/water separator on the MEP002A or MEP003A: The original fuel strainer and metal housing used on MEP002A and MEP003A units is very difficult to find. And when you can find it, it is usually very expensive. The original strainer part (not the metal housing, only element) is:
- 1752002-01. The original strainer was manufactured by Purolator Facet.
- FRAM C1824
- FRAM 35070 is another option
- Onan 149-1469
- NSN: 2910-00-374-6020 for original strainer/water separator element
GMG recommends that if you are missing your fuel strainer/water separator element or housing or missing any of the 2 fuel filter housings, you should convert over to this new base that will accept new readily available spin-on water separator or fuel filters. GMG sells all of the traditional elements as well as spin-on replacements that will fit this new housing. This base will accept 1-14 threaded filters. (Dual Inlet/Outlet with Female 1/2 NPT which equates to 14 threads per inch TPI). This is only the mounting base and includes no filter elements.
Note: You will need to create a mounting plate to mount these new basis near the old filter housing location. GMG is working on a kit for this, but it is not generally available yet.