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peterozrover
Good Afternoon Everyone,

I have recently rebuilt a Coleman 400A camp stove that I have had since I was in my late teens (I've just turned 60).  This used to be my favorite stove as not only could I boil water in record time but this particular stove could be feathered down to a very low simmer unlike its successor the Feather 400B.  Time got the better of Old Faithful and it's burner box eventually rusted out. I did not use it for years. On a trip home to Seattle in 2015 I ordered replacement parts from Coleman but I have only this week got around to taking the stove apart, putting apple cider vinegar into the tank to deal with rust (followed by BB's and a good shaking and rinsing to get rid of the rust), and by putting the generator/regulator assembly and valve assembly in to the apple cider vinegar as well.  I DID NOT take apart either the generator/regulator nor valve assemblies.  I only soaked them in the vinegar and then cleaned them up.  I reassembled everything and eagerly pumped the stove up and attempted to light it.  It took a few tries to get everything flowing through the stove but I did eventually manage to get it to light.  The problem is that when I turn the regulator to full burn the blue flame seems to get pushed away from the burner rings on the far side of the burner box away from where the regulator feeds into the burner box and then the flame dies out.  It acts as if there is too much pressure on that side of the burner box.  Might this be caused by the fiberglass like product that is in the burner box?  Might any of you have a suggestion that I might try to get a consistent hot flame out of Old Faithful?  Thank you.
Peter Monostory
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Smudge
Greetings.  If I remember correctly, the purpose of the fiberglass is to absorb excess liquid fuel during start up when the stove is cold. I think the fiberglass should be pushed back, behind and under, the opening for the generator, and not impede the flow of vapor into the burner box. I've replaced the fiberglass on one of my stoves with bronze wool and I couldn't tell any difference in performance. Someone here with more experience may have better advice.
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Welcome from SoCal Rat Pack Division. Check out project 400 in the how to and safety pages or do it the easy way and use the link. I used it on at lease a dozen stoves. How this helps.
https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/project-400-4940241
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fuel brained
Welcome from SoCal Rat Pack Division. Try this link to the project 400 which is a FFR for this stove series. Hope this helps. Sounds like you have something in the burner rings.
https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/project-400-4940241

Pastor Jeff
God said "Let there be light" so He let His Son shine.
SoCal and Lovin' It. Desert Rat Division
US Navy Submarine Cold War Veteran
MilSpec Ops #1960 "Feel the Roar"
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