200A and 202 reproduction
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nueces5
Hello everyone, I have had a 508 A for 25 years, and in general I am very satisfied.
I left it abandoned in its box for several years, and last year I took it out and it didn't work. I ended up buying a new generator and it worked again.
This generator, I do not remember if it was for 508 or 508 A.
Now it has been covered again. I removed the wire inside the generator and found it with what looked like a slight rust. Using very smooth sandpaper will make it shiny again, but there is no way to go back when placing the wire inside the generator. Capped from both sides approximately in the middle.
Any ideas to bring my dear old stove back to life?
I have read that these generators are no longer manufactured. Too bad.
Hernan from Argentina
Hernan
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Rubing
Hi Hernan,
Welcome from Michigan, you are correct the 508 stove generator is no longer in production. Occasionally our host of this forum Cigar Mike at Old Coleman Parts comes across some NOS generators but they are expensive when he has them. 
Greg
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MotorcycleDan
Welcome from UT!

If your generator had a wire in it, then it is a 508A and you can still get them. In the future,  dont take the wire out of these. They can be almost impossible to get back in. The 508 generator is the one that is no longer made and hard to find. It does not have the wire in it and uses a separate lever with tip to adjust fuel flow and to clean the fuel tip.

Get a new generator and it should work again. 

Here are two that will work if they look the same. Even thought the one says it is for unleaded fuel, it will still work. Just use Coleman Fuel. The 
508A and the 533 are more or less the same stove. 

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=498&cat=33&page=3

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=275&cat=33&page=2
Dan ICCC #900
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nueces5
Welcome from UT!

If your generator had a wire in it, then it is a 508A and you can still get them. In the future,  dont take the wire out of these. They can be almost impossible to get back in. The 508 generator is the one that is no longer made and hard to find. It does not have the wire in it and uses a separate lever with tip to adjust fuel flow and to clean the fuel tip.

Get a new generator and it should work again. 

Here are two that will work if they look the same. Even thought the one says it is for unleaded fuel, it will still work. Just use Coleman Fuel. The 
508A and the 533 are more or less the same stove. 

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=498&cat=33&page=3

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=275&cat=33&page=2


thanks for the tips, i will see if i buy both generators, i want to keep the stove for some time.
How do I contact the seller?
Hernan
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MotorcycleDan
After you click on the link, you can order directly from there. Just put the item in your shopping cart. It will walk you through the purchase process. He may have a few of each. So, I would go with the first one and just get a couple of those. 

If you prefer to order by phone, his number is in the upper right of the page. He is the sponsor of this forum. 
Dan ICCC #900
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curlyjoe_99
Herman, glad you got her going and are trying to keep her runnin.  oh and welcome from Texas

i started with a 508 and picked up a 508A from one of my pilots when I was in the army. those two went around the world with me and love em to death.

now, just my lil two cents:

If it happens again, just soak the entire generator in citric acid, vinegar or any other rust remover. no need to disassemble the generator itself.
should you want to do preventive maintenance before storage, remove the generator from the stove, use carb cleaner to de gunk it then spray some medium oil through it and tuck it into a ziplock or other storage bag. rinse with carb cleaner in the spring before first test use. there are other tricks to storing these devices so read on and discover the wealth of knowledge
Robert (AKA Curly)-- Heart-of-Texas! "Keep 'Em Working"  
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nueces5
curlyjoe_99 wrote:
Herman, glad you got her going and are trying to keep her runnin.  oh and welcome from Texas

i started with a 508 and picked up a 508A from one of my pilots when I was in the army. those two went around the world with me and love em to death.

now, just my lil two cents:

If it happens again, just soak the entire generator in citric acid, vinegar or any other rust remover. no need to disassemble the generator itself.
should you want to do preventive maintenance before storage, remove the generator from the stove, use carb cleaner to de gunk it then spray some medium oil through it and tuck it into a ziplock or other storage bag. rinse with carb cleaner in the spring before first test use. there are other tricks to storing these devices so read on and discover the wealth of knowledge


Hello everyone, I tell you that a good friend has bought the generator for me and is already on his way to Argentina.
Meanwhile I have managed to uncover the old generator and have installed it. Now what happened to me is that when I light it, fuel falls below the flame and ignites, so I can't use the stove for more than two minutes.
Anything I can review for this problem? Thank you
Hernan
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nueces5
Has anyone had this problem?
Hernan
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25 502s

nueces5 wrote:

........ Now what happened to me is that when I light it, fuel falls below the flame and ignites, so I can't use the stove for more than two minutes.
Anything I can review for this problem? Thank you


Sorry to hear you are still having problems with you stove. I can’t really understand what new problem you are having here. Can you explain it again with more details. I bet someone here will be able to help you. 

Jason
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