200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

ThosKiwi
Hello

My Scouts group has had these 508 stoves , (this one dated 2/87) since new, 27+ years
Over the last three years, we've had two different stoves,  shear their levers internally.


One did leak at the gland, and I tightened the gland nut a "flat" to stop the leak, but it failed 6 months later.

Has anyone suffered the same experience?

It may be the case that, this is the generator assembly just "wearing out" with use.
Its not really a user serviceable item.

Also
Has anyone ever sectioned the square block, that forms the regulator assembly.

Thanks for your input.

Cheers
ThomasL:-Currently on the lookout for a Canadian(Read Toronto): L227or228 - Big Hat and 249
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curlyjoe_99
yes what you are describing is pretty much that I have went through on my 508 no letters.

IF you want to keep them running, start shopping for generators and get two each. one to run now and one for the next failure.

these generator control levers are assembled similar to a 200a cleaning tip and take heat to get apart but often I have destroyed the thing so have just begun keeping an extra for each of my 508's.

should you not find affordable 508 generators, you may consider getting some of the newer 533 Sportster II Dual Fuel Stoves if only for the ability to get replacement generators farther down the line. again which ever way you choose, get spares now while they are still available

just my thoughts hope that they help
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ThosKiwi
Thank you Robert, for your accurate and valuable thoughts.

I agree with you completely.

The 508-598C generator/flame adjustment unit, appears to be completely non serviceable.

I will section one of the broken ones, and post photographs of it here.

I have been able to gather two replacement generator units this week.
And I will obtain some more for the group.... I know OCP currently carries them as well.

Cheers
ThomasL:-Currently on the lookout for a Canadian(Read Toronto): L227or228 - Big Hat and 249
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rdraider
I just checked OCP ad they are out. Those generators were discontinued last year and are carrying a premium price nowadays. You can pick up a new 533 for almost the price of one of those generators. Might as well up grade. I'm looking at ways to retrofit the 508/400s with the 400B/508a generators. It will mean switching out some parts, i.e. mixing chamber etc.
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warren
rdraider wrote:
I just checked OCP ad they are out. Those generators were discontinued last year and are carrying a premium price nowadays.


Keep checking every day, I just sent Mike 2 more of these gens, so I'm sure they will get in inventory this week, but will go fast.   The last ones I sent him sold out in 24 hours.

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MotorcycleDan
rdraider wrote:
I'm looking at ways to retrofit the 508/400s with the 400B/508a generators. It will mean switching out some parts, i.e. mixing chamber etc.


The only thing you will need to switch out is the fuel valve/pickup and generator to convert a 508 over to a 508A. Same for the 400. The 508A/400B has the E Block that controls the pricker wire in the fuel valve. The 508/400 has it on the adjuster lever in the box just before it goes into the mixing chamber. 
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Keep checking every day, I just sent Mike 2 more of these gens, so I'm sure they will get in inventory this week, but will go fast. 


Yep they are all gone. Waited too long. &%4R#8())^
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doubleplanet
Shucks. I am a few years too late it seems. I bought my 508 new in maybe 1991. I dug it out today after many years to try and find a generator for it. I have had no luck at all. Maybe convert it? Any more thoughts on this?
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