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OregonMichael

I've been working on a '43 520 stove and getting down to the finish line.  The filler cap is small like a 242 on this one, but after cleaning I've noticed that the edges of the inside fitting are slanted.  Seems like the gasket won't fit in there.  Anyone know if there's a smaller gasket available for these?

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brucesheehe

Some previous owner probably over tightened the fuel cap when a seal was bad.  Probably used pliers.  This possible bent the edge of the brass gasket retainer.  I have seen these before, usually the outside edge is bent inward.  I have always been able to tease the seal past the bend.  It is sort of an undercut area.  Tease the outside edge in under the undercut, then a little bit on the inside edge, and keep going.  It is frustration!  Or you could try some needle nose pliers to straighten out the edge.  I just did a 500 speedmaster that had a really long brass seal on the fuel cap.  It actually held pressure without the gasket, but I put a 242 gasket on that puppy anyway.  Maybe some one else knows about these 520 stoves.  My 530 has the large size three piece fuel cap.

Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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Nevada_Ed
Michael, more than a few hours ago I would not be able to answer the question, just got my first 520 myself. Looking at a 242 and the 520 cap they look the same, the 242 cap screws onto the 520 stove fount nicely. In every way the sizing seems to be the same. I have a bunch of O-ring seals in that size that would work well, let me know and I will put one of two in an envelope and send them.

Ed

Ed

There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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OregonMichael
I pulled the cap off of my 242B and it fits like a glove.  It's weird, though...the piece from the stove is crimped in such a uniform way all around that it really looks like it came from the factory that way.  It's not brass, either...it's steel.  I'll spend some time on it and see what happens.

Ed, appreciate the offer on the o-rings.  I'll let you know where I land...


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Cigar_Mike

I have had many 220 caps like that.  It is very hard to get new gaskets in them. 

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