200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.
freighter
I picked up this 442 stove this weekend.  The gas cap was really stuck, so I soaked it in PD Blaster for a few days. I used the channel pliers finally.  It started to come loose, but when it finally did this is what was there!  It appears to be top of the cap.  I tried to put the cap back, tighten the screw and tried to unscrew it again, but it came out like this.  I have it soaking again, but how in the world do I get this brass top part off the threads?  I can get a new cap, so that's not a concern, but I'd like to have the fuel tank tested and working before cleaning up the rest of the thing!  Thanks all! 442a Cap.jpg 
Chris Wilson
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My Name Is Earl
Its just stuck.. maybe some rust holding it on , keep working on it
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zoomkat
Grip the cap insert gently with the channel locks and work it lose.
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Chucker
Smaaallll screw driver or carefully with a box cutter and pry, gently...can you open the valve or is it pressurized?
Chuck
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bwperreault
The cap gasket has stuck to he filler tube.. see if you can get a single edge razor blade between the brass insert and filler tube and then run it around carefully to break the seal.
Brian
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Majicwrench
You will want to open the valve to let any pressure out thru the generator or when that piece comes loose it is gonna fly.

It's just stuck, grab it and twist, or workknife blade around edge
Keith
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HercL4D2
Get a longer screw at hardware store and pull and wiggle. It has a groove where the seal fits. I will break loose, the tank bung is stronger. Been there and did this on a few stove tanks. Pull your valve out and drain the tank.
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uvarmint
Hit it with a heat gun and tap with wooden hammer.
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hikerduane
Keep working at it.  Prying at the edges, rap it with something with rubber on it like a rubber mallet or screwdriver.  Leather and some pliers or Vise Grips.
Duane
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salukispeed
I took a 1 inch  long 10-32 allen bolt and threaded a nut and washer on it then started the cap 1/2 way on and screwed the bolt all the way into  the insert and used the nut to act as a puller by tightening it . It should pull the insert up into the cap and off the bung. I used an allen bolt ( SHCS ) because most are harder than a normal screw and more resistant to stripping the threads
Bob
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zoomkat
Q: How many people does it take to remove a stuck fuel cap insert?    A: ????

I've got a couple of answers, but they may not be appropriate for the form. 😉
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hikerduane
zoomkat wrote:
Q: How many people does it take to remove a stuck fuel cap insert?    A: ????

I've got a couple of answers, but they may not be appropriate for the form. 😉

🙂
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves who's counting.
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salukispeed
A wee bit on the funny side. Seems simple enough unless you do not know exactly how it seals/works First one I had like it had me scratching my head
Bob
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freighter
Well, I tried the razor blade.  No luck.  Took a Dremel with a soft wire head and ran that around the threads (they needed a clean up anyway) and around where the brass cap is stuck to the filler.  It looks clean now, but it's not coming.  I put a larger screw in and sort of moved that back and forth to see if that would pry it loose--nope. I have it soaking in PB blaster and have to be away for 5 days; so perhaps after that it might decide to come off.  Geeze, anyone else have this happen?  What a pain!  I'll review the other suggestions and see what else I can try next week. CW P1080581_SM.jpg 
Chris Wilson
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Gand28
It really is just the old gasket material dissolved and stuck like glue. The insert is brass, it doesn’t rust. Put the channel locks on the insert and peel it away from the fill neck.  
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fuel brained
The last one I had like this I used a 3" case hardened bolt. Locked the head of the bolt in a vise and tapped the tank with a rubber mallet. Popped right off with no damage to the tank or insert.
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zoomkat
"Put the channel locks on the insert and peel it away from the fill neck."                 

No, No, No, see below...  😉

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freighter

Well, I did put the channel locks on the brass insert very carefully and tight.  Gave it a slight pry to one side and it came right off!! Bingo!

Now it looks pretty bad, but that's okay as I have extra red fuel caps.  Put a new cap on and it is tight and seals!  Oddly, while the fuel cap was roached, the air tube has a newer neoprene pump and the inside tube was SPOTLESS.  Go figure.  So I'll test the stove tonight.  So thanks for all the great advice; it helped for sure!!
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Chris Wilson
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freighter
Gand28:  I DID take your advice. Decided that sounded sensible to try.  Good call!!
Chris Wilson
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